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Amsterdam Data Centre


Global Switch Amsterdam is located in the Slotevaart/Overtoomseveld district, adjacent to the main Dutch cable infrastructure. This world-class data centre is just 2km from the financial district and city centre.

  • Amsterdam's only truly scalable data centre offering bespoke solutions, from single rack deployments through to multi-megawatt bespoke solutions
  • An exceptionally network-dense, low latency ecosystem with access to multiple international and regional carriers and leading cloud providers
  • Access to peering platforms AMS-IX and NL-IX for direct access to the global IP backbone
  • With 40,576 sq m of state of the art space, a planned extension to the data centre will increase this by a further 28,000 sq m

Connectivity

Our carrier and cloud neutral status has created a network dense environment with around 100 carriers, cloud and other network service providers. Our thriving ecosystem, proximity to the Central Business District and the main Dutch cable infrastructure as well as the presence of AMS-IX and NL-ix make the facility a natural choice for any company or organisation seeking reliable, high speed connectivity inside the Netherlands and around the globe.

Infrastructure

Directly connected to the national grid and offering 2,000 W/m2 as standard, with higher densities fully supported, the data centre is the city’s only provider with a dedicated mains power supply of 60MVA (current and planned) at 50kV. The extension to the campus will lead the way in environmentally sustainable design, targeting a PUE of 1.2 and a BREEAM Excellent rating using 100% green energy and implementing the latest technologies such as air-side free cooling and hot aisle/cold-aisle configurations.

Further Information

Whether you are seeking a small point of presence or a bespoke multi-megawatt data hall solution, our experienced team is on hand to offer advice and talk you through your options.

+31 (0)20 6666 300
salesamsterdam@globalswitch.com

Amsterdam Technical Specification Download here
Amsterdam Extension Technical Specification Download here
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)
  • 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
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
  • 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
Power
  • 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
Cooling
  • Minimum N+2 resilience on all systems
  • Air-side free-cooling
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)
  • 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
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
  • 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
Certifications
  • 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