About us

100% active for 100% data and 100% for people


As your regional data centre, we improve your data and information flows. This is achieved by proactively offering a tailor-made proposition based on our expertise, services and products.

We recognise and appreciate differences and wish to collaborate in an environment of mutual trust and respect. Connected, close by and professional.


We help you to continuously improve the storage and distribution of your data to support and even optimise primary business processes.


We want to be the foundation of your digital and ICT strategy with our data centre and cloud services.

Our primary focus is on providing housing & co-location, cloud services, network services and consulting around these issues and migration to a cloud.


The earliest IP started in 1999

Bytesnet’s roots date back to 1999. The Groningen Internet Exchange, GN-IX, was established within a year. The opening of Rotterdam Internet Exchange, R-IX, followed shortly afterwards in Rotterdam. Both organisations, or foundations, are network platforms that exchange IP traffic.


Confidence grows

Over time, customers asked entrepreneurs Bix Jacobse and Peter de Jong to provide climate-controlled rooms for IT and network equipment, in addition to connectivity. Data and especially safe storage of data are becoming more and more important.


The establishment of Bytesnet in 2008

Housing and co-location are offered in Groningen and Rotterdam from 2008, in addition to connectivity. The organisation is growing rapidly and this growth continues. These days, Bytesnet delivers its services based on four disciplines: Housing & Co-Location, Expert Services, Data Innovation and Network Services, from in-house locations and from their twin data centre partners.


Opening of Bytesnet d’ROOT in 2018

Bytesnet develops a unique concept with partners and customers, consisting of a combination of an advanced data centre and an innovative data lab on the Groningen Campus. Collaboration with universities, colleges, scientists and the private sector intensifies because modern facilities, workplaces and knowledge are provided, among other things. Read more: https://www.bytesnet.nl/actueel/data-competence-center-droot-is-aanwinst-voor-groningen/



"The unique business model allows for sustainable big data processing and data storage for many more parties"
Peter de Jong - CEO


Bytesnet works on the basis of three core values: connected, professional and close by. Together, they form the basis of our drive for quality and service. We actively cooperate with regional initiatives and parties that improve the quality of IT in general and data centre solutions in particular, so that the private sector and civil society organisations in the broadest sense can benefit from this.



Peter de Jong
"Make decisions and avoid regret"
Peter de Jong CEO
Hans den Aantrekker
"Say what you do and do what you say"
Hans den Aantrekker Operations Manager
Michael Arbman
"What works perfectly today can always work better tomorrow"
Michael Arbman Business Development Manager
Arjen van Wijk
Quote from Linus Pauling: “The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away”
Arjen van Wijk Groningen Team Leader
Monique Sarolea
"When you work alone you may be somewhat faster, but together you will get a lot further! So why make it difficult when you can do it together?"
Monique Sarolea Management Assistant & HRM
Chris de Groot
"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens"
Chris de Groot Rotterdam Team Leader
Michelle Raadschelders
"No goal is too far if you enjoy what you're doing."
Michelle Raadschelders Management Assistant
Sven Siekman
"Difficult does not mean impossible. It simply means that you have to work hard"
Sven Siekman Junior Data Centre Engineer
Christiaan Kwakkestein
"If it’s not in frame, it doesn’t exist"
Christiaan Kwakkestein Data Centre Engineer
Karen Kulik
"Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door"
Karen Kulik Office Manager
Dylan Pruim
"Winners have a plan, losers have an excuse"
Dylan Pruim Technical Engineer
Kevin Ensing
“I don’t worry too much about a kink in the cable. But I can’t accept not trying"
Kevin Ensing Data Centre Engineer
Klaas Anne de Jong
“Vallen is niet erg, blijven liggen wel”
Klaas Anne de Jong Data Centre Engineer
Leo de Vries
Leo de Vries HPC Programme Manager
Behdad Moayedi
“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is success”
Behdad Moayedi Groningen Account Manager
Joël Stolk
“Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people”
Joël Stolk Rotterdam Account Manager
Rukiye Ayar
“Wie de regenboog wilt zien, moet de regen trotseren”
Rukiye Ayar Junior Office Assistent
Patrick Brammerloo
Patrick Brammerloo Technical Engineer
Reshma Gulraj
“Grow through what you go through”
Reshma Gulraj Management Assistent
Lars Spoelman
“If you don't try you'll never know”
Lars Spoelman Trainee Web Developer

Advisory Board

From left to right: Frits Kok, Leo Smits (VZ), Sjouke Kuindersma and Joost Kruizinga.

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