Premium business provider Swiftway (www.swiftway.net) announced on the 15th February 2011 its plans to expand their USA business into Chicago, Illinois, USA. With this expansion, Swiftway will have access to an additional 1500 m2 (16,000 square feet) of datacenter floor space and over 1.5 MW of capacity. This expansion represents space and power for up to 12 000 state of the art, high end servers. The deal indicates that Swiftway is pursuing a „buy now, build later” strategy in expanding its datacenter infrastructure. Swiftway is leasing data center space to meet its short term needs while it ramps up its own data center construction program. Swiftway is currently preparing plans to build its first data center in Europe. The Chicago facility is expected to be available from April 2011, and that is apparently not soon enough to keep pace with the growth of Swiftway, as Swiftway is currently one of the fastest growing business providers worldwide. “We can confirm that we have leased data center space in Chicago but we will not discuss the specifics of the agreement,” said Alex Bninski, the Managing Director of Swiftway. “The Chicago POP will not only play a key role in expanding our resources to meet the demands of present and future clients of our core business, but is a perfect node for the products we are already planning for the future.” Swiftway continues to look for additional Plug and Play datacenter space which will allow us to deliver the quality and value that has built our reputation. Plug and Play data centers offer finished raised-floor data center space, cooling, power and connections to major carriers of Internet traffic. This shifts the data center development costs from the tenant to the landlord. This strategy allows for quicker deployment than when the customer built a new facility on its own. "While planning for future developments, Swiftway focuses on its core business" said Remon Akkermans, Vice President in charge of Strategy and Development „and plug and play datacenters are the perfect compromise at this stage of our growth." ‘’After Chicago, we plan to open another POP this year, and are actively listening to our clients to make the final decision’’ added Alex Bninski. About Swiftway Swiftway is a leading premium provider of turn-key internet services based in Europe. Swiftway has leased data center space located in Europe, Asia and the USA and owns and operates three independent AS networks connected to several providers, carriers and peers, allowing Swiftway to offer complete end-to-end monitoring of the network 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The company has been in continuous operation since 2005 and offers its services to demanding firms in over 50 countries the world over.