Corporate Office

Corporate Office

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

+44 (0)20 7802 5150
info@globalswitch.com

Data Centres

Amsterdam

+31 (0)20 6666 300

salesamsterdam@globalswitch.com

Frankfurt

+49 (0)69 74 22 70

salesfrankfurt@globalswitch.com

Hong Kong

+852 3750 7572

saleshongkong@globalswitch.com

London

+44 (0)20 7473 9000

saleslondon@globalswitch.com

Madrid

+34 91 312 06 00

salesmadrid@globalswitch.com

Paris

+33 (0)1 55 90 04 60

salesparis@globalswitch.com

Singapore

+65 6858 5008

salessingapore@globalswitch.com

Sydney

+61 (0) 2 9566 7000

salessydney@globalswitch.com

 
 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - AMSTERDAM

Location

  • 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
  • Exceeds Tier III operational performance
  • 40,576 sq m of gross space
  • 1 data floor
  • Flexible IT space with ability to create bespoke environments as required

Main Structural Features

  • Reinforced concrete frame with reinforced concrete floors, metal faced cladding and glazing
  • 3.75m slab to slab height
  • Raised floor height of 750mm
  • Minimum from raised floor: 3m clear height to underside of deepest beam
  • Floor loading of 10kN/m2 for technical areas, and higher for plant equipment areas
  • 1 goods lift (5 tonnes)

Power

  • 50kV utility supply
  • Utility power supply capacity of 60MVA (current and planned)
  • Technical (IT) power supplied by on-site Diesel Rotary UPS for Hall 1 with N+1 redundancy and by 2N static UPS for Halls 2, 3 and 4
  • Mechanical systems backed up by standby generator system for Halls 2, 3 and 4 with N+1 redundancy
  • Fully diverse power distribution to technical areas
  • On-site fuel storage to support 48 hours at full load with 24x7x365 fuel delivery
  • Offering 1,500 W/m2 as standard, with higher power density solutions fully supported

Cooling

  • 27.9MW of installed cooling provision
  • Minimum N+1 resilience on all systems
  • CRAC units control temperature and humidity in technical space within the recommended range of ASHRAE TC9.9
  • Diverse distribution pipework throughout
  • Chilled water cooling system

Security

  • 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)

Security (continued)

  • Strict access control procedures to ISO 27001:2013
  • Access control using proximity card readers
  • Physical access via mantrap
  • Secure managed delivery and loading area available 24x7x365

Connectivity

  • 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
  • 3 dedicated Meet Me Rooms
  • 3 diverse building entry points
  • Diverse cable routes and pathways
  • Roof space availability for satellite and antennae equipment
  • AMS-IX and NL-ix present

Fire Detection and Suppression

  • Analogue addressable fire detection system in all areas
  • Aspirated early warning smoke detection system (monitored 24x7x365)
  • Inergen 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

Certifications

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

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