Switch Datacenters are a Dutch-owned carrier-neutral business with three server locations around Amsterdam. The company’s founders have all lead or worked for hosting services, so the progression to data centers was natural. Now, they employ a highly trained team for the design, build, and operation of their data centers. Their facilities hold a Tier 4 emergency classification, which means that their network is online 99.995% of the time.
We collaborate with Switch Datacenters
The Switch Datacenter facilities have a power capacity of 10 MVA. They have 2N transformers, 2N Master Distribution Boards, 2N UPS, and even a Diesel-powered generator on site. Essentially, the company uses the latest technology when it comes to power and connectivity. Furthermore, they also take pride in ensuring that their datacenters are powered with 100% green electricity.
Network and Carriers
As we have mentioned, Switch Datacenters are carrier-neutral. What’s more, the company’s primary facility is conveniently located in the city region of Amsterdam that’s known for having a high fiber density of International Backbone Carriers. The company also has an NL-IX port and the Amsterdam Internet Exchange AMS-IX port as well.
Switch Datacenters maintain a temperature of 23°C (+/- 5°C) at all of their facilities thanks to their Cold Corridor System. Consequently, their 2N power capacity has an N+1 cooling redundancy as well — which makes their cooling energy efficiency (EUE) 1.04.
We collaborate with Serverius B.V.
Serverius is a carrier-neutral Netherlands datacenter. It is located just a few miles away from Amsterdam in the heart of the Netherlands. The company is unique for its high quality services and its array of available networks. It is located in a perfectly stable environment, which makes it possible to build private networks and co-locate private hardware. The datacenter consists of the newest and most reliable technology: its high capacity co-location is protected with air conditioning, Tier 3 emergency power, efficient climate control services and modern fire extinguishers.
The Netherlands datacenter is connected to a 10kV power grid ring, and its power capacity is 2 MV, which is expandable. Power facilities in data room 1 are Hot-swap no break N+1. Both A and B use the same data-room UPS, Electrical Switch Board, Generator(s) and Main Electrical Switch Board. Power facilities in data room 2 are Hot-swap no break N+1. Both A and B use the same data-room UPS, Electrical Switch Board, Generator(s) and Main Electrical Switch Board. Power facilities in data room 3 are Hot-swap no break 2N. Data-room UPS, Electrical Switch Board, Generator(s) and Main Electrical Switch Board for A and B are different. The diesel generators that are available on the site can support the machinery for over 96 hours. Power per third and half racks is up to 1×32 Ampere or 2×16 Ampere. Power per full rack is up to 4×32 Ampere per rack.
Network and Carriers
This Netherlands datacenter is carrier neutral and there are multiple carriers available. The datacenter also offers a private network (AS50673). It is 100% Cisco and 100% redundant. It also features numerous 10-GIGE backbone uplinks. Being a RIPE LIR member, the datacenter allows to announce PI or ASN.
Attached to 2N power grid is a redundant N+1 cooling. A constant temperature of 21°C (+/- 5°C) is maintained at the facility. There are only High-density Racks in Cold Corridor System. Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) is less than 1.3.