Scientists and technicians from Nikhef have been involved in development of the Internet right from the very start. The motivation behind this has always been the need for scientists to make distributed information and databases accessible in a simple and quick way.
As a result of this involvement, Nikhef housing was started, a data center focused on connectivity. Nikhef housing is one of the largest internet exchanges in Europe and houses more than 140 clients, including the biggest internet exchange AMS-IX, other internet exchanges such as NL-IX, ND IX, telecom operators, carriers, internet service providers and DNS servers.
Nikhef housing is an AMS-IX certified, modern, reliable, energy efficient and environmentally friendly data center. For example: the data center reuses its waste heat for heating of student housing at the Science Park Amsterdam and it uses 100% green electricity.
For more information www.nikhefhousing.nl
Read more about the history of the WWW (in Dutch)