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Connect to over 12 public clouds directly from our datacenters with up to 10Gbps.

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Performance oriented Data centers. Benefit from our excellent infrastructure, connectivity, expertise and support within our highly secured datacenters.

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Business Center Solutions

SmartDC offers tenants and business centre’s exclusive deals for high speed internet, colocation and storage services.

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SmartDC: About us

SmartDC launched the Rotterdam flagship facility in 2009 after a one year design phase. The SmartDC: Dataport of Rotterdam facility is located in the monumental UNESCO listed Van Nelle facility in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. SmartDC is well known for it's unique suite concept featuring dedicated suites per customer. Every suite is a mini-datacenter with private cooling, power breakers, security and capacity build-out. Our flagship datacenter operates 24 of these suites. Our datacenters are all Tier-3+ with N+1 cooling, N+1 uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), N+1 generators and two transformers for 23,000 Volt mains power for a total of 12 MegaWatt (MW) power usage.

Management Team

Richard Boogaard - CEO

Our CEO Richard Boogaard's previous industry experiences include work for APC/MGE and consultancy firm Logica.
Started his career in the 1980s as IT engineer and worked up to be the local IT manager of a Dutch Airway corporation. With extensive IT knowledge Richard joined an international consultancy firm in the field of IT Service Management where his role shifted to sales consultancy. After that he became an enterprise account manager for a leading worldwide datacenter infrastructure company, accounts included large enterprises in consultancy and banking.
SmartDC has sustained a year to year growth of over 40%, achieving a strong market penetration for high quality tier 3+ datacenter solutions.

Stijn Koster - CTO
In 2004 Stijn Koster founded with a strong technology focus and passion for IT automation. Stijn's focus is on growth and expansion by developing cutting edge technology, always pushing the boundaries of technology for projects on all platforms from Xbox 360 to iPhone; invests heavily in cloud technology/portfolio. is a member of the Dutch Game Association (DGA) and the Dutch Hosting Provider Association (DHPA), is active in the Internet community and supports its efforts to keep the internet open. is ranked in the Deloitte Fast50 as one of the fastest growing technology companies.

In 2009, Stijn and Richard founded SmartDC and built the flagship 36,000 sq. ft. data center from the ground up, hosting a global network with clients ranging from the gaming industry to education institutions. Everything is approached from a technical, customer focussed perspective, utilizing the latest technology. The SmartDC flagship datacenter is a major internet backbone hub in The Netherlands with many large tier 1 carriers providing direct access to major international gateways such as London, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam from the inhouse meet-me room.

Datacenter Operations Team

Our datacenters are operated by trained and certified staff members for optimal operating conditions. We operate on location both a 24x7 on-duty security team and a seperate 24x7 staffed datacenter operations team. SmartDC offers rapid response times on best effort basis and for mission critical hosting a garantueed 24x7x365 datacenter SLA for priority access to our datacenter infrastructure management services. SmartDC offers:
  • Remote Smart Hands
  • Hardware installation
  • Software installation and management
  • Hardware maintenance
  • On-site assistance for technicians, vendors and visitors
  • Logistics assitance: shipping, track and trace
  • Tape and hard drive swaps and handling
  • Inventory management

Vendor relations

SmartDC datacenters have special relations and agreements with selected vendors. This is to ensure that our equipment such as power, cooling, and backup systems are always in top condition and to gaurantee a rapid response in case of a problem. Furthermore these relations enable us to push the innovation of our datacenters, to utilize the latest in cooling and power techniques, fire prevention, monitoring and security. These vendors include APC MGE, Minkels, SDMO, Stulz, Dell and Schleifenbauer.

Company profile

SmartDC profile

  • Start in 2009
  • Privately owned and operated
  • Strong EBITDA
  • Multi-million equity
  • Small decisive management team


  • 24x7 remote hands
  • 24x7 security on-site
  • 24x7 global off-site NOC
  • 42 IT professionals
  • Office based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Management team

  • CEO: 20 years industry experience
  • CTO: 15 years IT experience
  • Able to make act decisions
  • Management owned company

Green IT

  • 100% energy from durable resources
  • Low energy, high capacity cooling
  • Closed cold- and warm corridors
  • Adiabatic cooling technology

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