Global Switch is a leading owner, operator and developer of large scale, network dense, carrier and cloud neutral, multi-customer data centres across Europe and Asia-Pacific. The company has thirteen world class data centres totalling around 428,000 sq m. The company is a strategic partner for some of the world’s largest organisations that require secure and resilient data centre services with scalable capacity. Its rigorous approach to applying and maintaining best in class practices throughout its data centres delivers the highest quality service and state-of-the-art facilities to its customers. All Global Switch data centres operate to a Tier III plus standard.
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Global Switch is a leading owner, operator and developer of large scale network dense, carrier and cloud neutral multi-customer data centres in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Our data centres provide rich ecosystems and offer reliability, security and flexibility that our customers require to house their IT infrastructure.
Private Suites These self-contained areas, which can include 24x7x365 network operating centre facilities, are designed and built to customers bespoke specifications. Cages The Global Switch cage solution offers the benefits of large-scale resilience for medium sized IT space and power requirements. This solution provides secure private areas for customers and offers flexibility in design and layout. Racks Situated in colocation areas, our racks are a vital resource for businesses looking to outsource their critical IT infrastructure, establish a presence in multiple locations or expand their footprint as their space requirements grow. Meet Me Rooms Meet Me Rooms offer telecommunications companies highly secure purpose built areas to house their network infrastructure in order to connect with a host of companies and organisations within the data centres.
Scale: Scalability with over 4,600,000 sq ft (428,000 sq m) across thirteen world-class, fully-fitted data centres. Flexibility: Access to the full range of space and power solutions with flexibility to meet your needs. Network dense: Data centres that are located adjacent to central business districts exclusively in Tier 1 markets offer connectivity rich, low latency solutions with direct access to the major international fibre routes. Competitive options: A strong diverse service provider ecosystem ensures that customers have access to competitive pricing for a complete range of services. Resilient Infrastructure: Global Switch provides uninterrupted power with multiple layers of redundancy, optimised cooling and security. Monitoring of these key components through highly sophisticated building management systems is backed up by 24x7x365 security and technical support teams.
Bespoke solutions: Solutions can be tailored to individual customer requirements.
Environmental commitment: Energy efficiency is at the core of our business. Through innovation in design, operation and working closely with our customers, we are continually improving the energy efficiency of our data centres. Operational excellence: Key ISO certifications complement a robust Critical Environments Programme which is central to applying and maintaining best in class practices across our global data centre portfolio. Financial strength: A financially secure owner and operator with investment grade credit ratings.
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Location – The data centre is located 5.5km from the financial district and city centre – A S-Bahn station is located within a 15 minute walk – Frankfurt International Airport is 15 minutes away by car Building Overview – G lobal Switch owns the freehold – Purpose built – W ill exceed Tier III operational performance – 11,862 sq m of gross space – 3 data floors – Flexible IT space with ability to create bespoke environments as required Main Structural Features – Concrete framed with metal faced cladding – 5.5m slab to slab height – Raised floor height of 1,000mm – Minimum from raised floor: 3.88m floor height to underside of deepest beam – Floor loading of 15kN/m² – 1 goods lift (4 tonnes), 1 passenger lift Power – 10kV utility supply with N+N redundancy – U tility power supply capacity of 14MVA (current) – Technical (IT) Power supplied by on-site Static UPS N+1 redundancy – M echanical systems backed up by standby generator system with N+1 redundancy – Fully diverse power distribution to technical areas – O n-site fuel storage to support 24 hours at full capacity with 24x7x365 fuel delivery – Offering 2,000 W/m 2 as standard, with higher power density solutions fully supported
Cooling – 19MW of installed cooling provision – M inimum N+2 resilience on all systems – C hiller Assist free-cooling – C RAH units control temperature and humidity in technical space within the recommended range of ASHRAE TC9.9 – D iverse distribution pipework throughout – C hilled water cooling system with free cooling capability – In rack cooling capability if required Security – O perations Centre manned 24x7x365 – Security guard patrols 24x7x365 – C ontinuous CCTV surveillance of external and internal areas – CCTV records kept for 31 days – C omprehensive intruder detection and alarms to all areas – Perimeter Intrusion Detection system (PIDs) – S trict access control procedures to ISO 27001 – A ccess control using proximity card readers and biometric systems – Physical access via mantrap – S ecure managed delivery and loading area available 24x7x365
Fire Detection and Suppression – Fully addressable fire detection system in all areas – A spirated early warning smoke detection system (monitored 24x7x365) – Inergen gas suppression system in technical areas Critical Environments Management – E xperienced 24x7x365 facilities management team – Environment (thermal conditions) monitored 24x7x365 – A ll Building Management Systems (BMS) monitored 24x7x365 – C omprehensive energy metering systems – Internationally recognised critical environments programme
Other Services – Cross connects – Customer reports – D eliveries and storage – D esign and build – Fit out – On-site facilities – Remote hands – Technical cleaning – Waste disposal
Connectivity – C arrier and cloud neutral
– N etwork 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 – A ccess to multiple cloud services through leading public, private and hybrid cloud solution providers
Certifications – ISO 9001, 14001, 27001, 45001, 50001
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– 2 dedicated Meet Me Rooms – 2 diverse building entry points
– D iverse cable routes and pathways – C ampus fibre system interconnecting Frankfurt North to Frankfurt South – R oof space availability for satellite and antennae equipment – DE-CIX present
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