Corporate Office

Corporate Office

Global Switch
4th Floor Millbank Tower
21-24 Millbank
London SW1P 4QP
United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7802 5150

Data Centres


+31 (0)20 6666 300


+49 (0)69 74 22 70

Hong Kong

+852 3750 7572


+44 (0)20 7473 9000


+34 91 312 06 00


+33 (0)1 55 90 04 60


+65 6858 5008


+61 (0) 2 9566 7000




  • The data centre is located 2km from the financial district and city centre
  • A local Metro station is immediately outside the main gate
  • Schiphol International Airport is 10 minutes away by car

Building Overview

  • Global Switch has a long term ground lease with automatic renewal rights
  • Purpose built
  • Will exceed Tier III operational performance
  • 28,000 sq m of gross space
  • 2 data floors
  • Flexible IT space with ability to create bespoke environments as required

Main Structural Features

  • Structural steel frame with reinforced concrete floors, metal faced cladding and glazing
  • 5.00m slab to slab height
  • Nominal raised floor height of 300mm
  • Minimum from raised floor: 4.70m clear height to underside of deepest beam
  • Floor loading of 15kN/m²
  • 2 goods lifts (5 tonnes) and 4 passenger lifts


  • 50kV utility supply
  • Utility power supply capacity of 40MVA (planned)
  • Technical (IT) power and mechanical systems supplied by on-site Diesel Rotary UPS with N+2 redundancy via an Isolated-Parallel (IP) Bus (Static UPS solutions available)
  • Fully diverse power distribution to technical areas
  • On-site fuel storage to support 48 hours at full load with 24x7x365 fuel delivery
  • Offering 2,000 W/m2 as standard, with higher power density solutions fully supported


  • Minimum N+2 resilience on all systems
  • Air-side free-cooling


  • Operations Centre manned 24x7x365
  • Security guard patrols 24x7x365
  • Continuous CCTV surveillance of external and internal areas
  • CCTV records kept for 31 days
  • Comprehensive intruder detection and alarms to all areas
  • Perimeter Intrusion Detection system (PIDs)
  • Strict access control procedures to ISO 27001:2013
  • Access control using proximity card readers and biometric systems
  • Physical access via mantrap
  • Secure managed delivery and loading area available 24x7x365


  • Carrier Neutral
  • Network dense with access to multiple global and regional carriers and Internet service providers offering Dark Fibre, Wavelength, Ethernet, MPLS, VPLS, IP Transit, Peering, CDN, Storage, Virtualised Services (SDN), Voice and Mobile Services
  • Access to multiple cloud services through leading public, private and hybrid cloud solution providers
  • 4 dedicated Meet Me Rooms
  • 4 diverse building entry points
  • Diverse cable routes and pathways
  • Campus fibre system interconnecting the existing AMS Halls to the new Halls
  • Roof space availability for satellite and antennae equipment
  • AMS-IX and NL-ix present

Fire Detection and Suppression

  • Fully addressable fire detection system in all areas
  • Aspirated early warning smoke detection system (monitored 24x7x365)
  • Gas suppression system in technical areas

Critical Environments Management

  • Experienced 24x7x365 facilities management team
  • Environment (thermal conditions) monitored 24x7x365
  • All Building Management Systems (BMS) monitored 24x7x365
  • Comprehensive energy metering systems
  • Internationally recognised critical environments programme

Other Services

  • Cross connects
  • Customer reports
  • Deliveries and storage
  • Design and build
  • Fit out
  • On-site facilities
  • Remote hands
  • Technical cleaning and waste disposal


  • ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2004, 27001:2013
  • OHSAS 18001:2007
  • ISAE 3402
  • AMS-IX
  • PCI DSS Compliant

Technical specification, which is subject to change, relates to the completion of all stages of the Global Switch Amsterdam extension

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