Also Dutch branch DataHouse is bankrupt – update




The Dutch branch of the data center business DataHouse is declared bankrupt. Earlier this month, the Belgian branch of the company was already over, and many customers walked away. Customers of the company in the near future may not remove their servers.

The bankruptcy of the Dutch branches of DataHouse Tuesday is pronounced by the court. According to Henk de Groot, the acting curator of the failiete company, is currently ‘busy inventoried how the flag hangs there. It is impossible to say whether a restart is, with certainty, but according to De Groot are there to be interested. The staff is still pending dismissal, according to De Groot is a standard procedure.

The future remains the data center by turning until it is clear whether there is a restart. The next time there is also a so-called cooling-off period, allowing customers to their servers can not take away. During time “There is great unrest among customers, but the most important is that we keep our heads cool,” said De Groot. He ensures that customers do not have to be that others deal with their stuff off. Not worried “Everything stays neat stand,” said De Groot. The cooling period lasts up to two months, but when a restart is made the measure is lifted. Cooling periods are often awarded by the court in bankruptcy.

The bankruptcy is not entirely unexpected. Earlier this month, the Belgian branch of Data House, which had a data center in Vilvoorde, bankruptcy declared . According to the company’s customers, who want to be, not mentioned by name was the air conditioning in the conscious datacenter seized because the bills were not paid by the supplier. The company has denied that later.

Moreover, last week that DataHouse had not paid the rent of its data center in Alphen aan den Rijn already six months after the landlord went to court. Who decided that DataHouse had the property abandoned . DataHouse would not comment: Tweakers recent weeks has repeatedly tried to reach executives DataHouse but was not responded to those requests.

In recent weeks, many customers took their headlong way servers at the data center business. In Vilvoorde customers precaution servers took off, to prevent the Belgian bankruptcy would ensure that they had no access to their servers, but also in the DataHouse offices in Alphen aan den Rijn and Alkmaar servers were removed.

The data center company claimed earlier that the welded evacuation in Alphen aan den Rijn was inappropriate because the landlord that the lawsuit has been underway for a few months not own the property anymore. The old owner purports to act on behalf of the new owner, but according to Joop Summit Office Mercuur, a consulting firm that works with DataHouse, should not have been. Clearance never assigned Top also suggested that there were “certain reasons” for DataHouse not to pay the rent. “There was some discussion about what is owed and to whom,” said Summit. There were also in top a “few other things”, but he says about not being able to go into details.


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