1. Location

Amsterdam

Located close to Amsterdam’s Schiphol International Airport and major Internet Exchanges, our Amsterdam AMS1 data center offers the best in security, connectivity and sustainability.

Reliability and security

A purpose-built concrete and steel facility, AMS1 is designed for resilience. Redundant network capabilities and disaster recovery rooms ensure your business continuity in case of emergency. Strict entry policies and other procedures mean access to the data center interior is tightly controlled.

Green and lean

With its ultra-low PUE, redundant 2N dedicated power and cooling infrastructure, AMS1 is one of the greenest data centers in the region. By maintaining a very low PUE throughout the year we minimize costs and so can offer customers highly competitive prices.

Premium connectivity

Our AMS1 facility is home to a thriving ecosystem of providers and enterprises who enjoy access to over 2000 peered networks. Our partnerships with AMS-IX, NL-IX and LINX (all hosted in AMS1) give you direct access to one of the largest internet exchanges in the world. In addition, our IXroom offers affordable interconnection options with many more networks.

Personal support 24/7

Highly experienced support engineers are on site 24/7 to perform regular and Remote Hands maintenance activities.

Designed for growth

In our most recent part of the data center we use separate modular data center suites which make it easy to scale up as your needs change. Overall, the data center currently spans more than 12.000m² and has room to expand to 40.000m².

Convenient

Apart from its handy location just 16 km from Schiphol Airport, 1.500m from the A5-A9 highway and less than 800m from Haarlem Spaarnwoude rail station, we also offer the convenience of office space for customers so you can work as close as possible to your business critical IT framework. In addition, we provide various secure and private storage rooms next to (or even in) the offices themselves.

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2. Building Concepts

Building Concepts

Our data centers have been designed to maximize efficiency – especially in terms of energy and power. Smart design also makes them easily scalable.

Cost-effective cooling

Advanced cooling solutions drastically reduce energy consumption. Unlike conventional data centers which use wasteful compressors, we have implemented our own “Free Cooling” concept. This energy efficient cooling technique makes intelligent use of the outside air to cool the interior of the data center.

  • Redundant cooling ACU (2N)
  • Hot & cold aisle containment
  • High-density cooling solutions
  • Standard 5.5kW (Higher density on request)
  • Temperature 24 °C

 

 

Energy efficient power use

With a current energy capacity of 25 MW and the option to increase this to 60, we guarantee the highest possible data center power availability while using less power than standard data centers. This results in a substantial cost reduction. Although operating on the same basic floor plans as many other data centers we make exceptionally efficient use of energy.

Because we use multiple power sources, our data centers always have enough power to run your mission-critical applications:

  • Fully redundant site
  • 100% renewable energy
  • High density solutions (>32 kW)
  • Best-in-class efficient UPS
  • 99.999 % uptime
  • 25 MVA capacity

 

Modular designs for easy scalability

Pre-engineered and standardized modules containing racks mean you can expand capacity simply by adding one module at a time. This unique design also delivers energy savings thanks to integrated cooling and electrical systems which achieve the lowest PUEs in the market.

  • Pre-engineered and standardized modules containing racks mean you can expand capacity simply by adding one module at a time. This unique design also delivers energy savings thanks to integrated cooling and electrical systems which achieve the lowest PUEs in the market.

 

3. Security

Data center security is our priority and our facilities are heavily secured against all possible threats, ensuring minimum risk and maximum uptime for your mission-critical applications.

Security measures

We take extreme precautions to safeguard your hardware and data. Only people authorized by you have access to your facilities. And anybody applying for access to the data center has to identify him or herself with a passport or driver’s license.

All of our security systems are tested continuously and are third-party-certified. In addition, our dedicated security team is in direct contact with all necessary local agencies to ensure complete protection of the data center.

  • CCTV cameras inside and out
  • Zoned-access control key card system with secure turnstiles
  • Access list
  • Visitors escorted at all times within the building
  • Intrusion detection systems
  • Security guards on-site 24/7
  • Security patrol of complete business site
  • Perimeter electric fencing
  • Secured loading dock
  • Complete location above sea level
  • Constant monitoring of security systems and alarms 24/7/365
  • VESDA fire detection
  • Gas based fire suppression
  • Outside of flight paths

 

 

4. Sustainability

We believe it is our responsibility – to ourselves, our customers, and the wider world – to do everything we can to make our data centers as sustainable as possible, and maximize their energy efficiency.

 

Sustainability and efficiency go hand in hand

100% green energy. No compromises. EvoSwitch operated the first certified carbon-neutral data centre in the Netherlands, and we have been leaders in sustainability best practice ever since. Today, we use a combination of wind power, hydro and biomass.

An optimized IT infrastructure goes hand-in-hand with sustainability, minimizing long-term environmental impact. That’s why we place a strong emphasis on efficiency in the design and operation of our data centers. We are continually striving to reduce our carbon footprint. The resulting sustainable solutions are independently certified. And we are pleased to say that we have received global recognition for our efforts.

  • Powered by 100% renewable energy
  • Very low PUE scores
  • Range of design and operations best practice save 60-80% on energy usage:
  • Free cooling
  • Advanced datafloor management, e.g. cables through ducts, no hot spots
  • Lighting linked to movement sensors
  • Modular build-out to minimize power overhead
  • BMS (Building Management System) to optimize efficiency

Driving down PUE

One of the keys to our success over recent years has been our focus on PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness: the ratio of total energy used by a facility to the energy delivered to equipment.). Our latest data center halls score very low PUE levels throughout the year – which means the vast majority of the power consumed is used to run your applications. Not only does the low PUE support our green targets but it cuts costs which is reflected in the competitive rates we can offer to customers.

 

 

5. Certifications

EvoSwitch is an industry leader in implementing third party-certified standards, conducting constant reviews and refreshes to ensure that we operate to the latest standards requirements across all customer sectors.

Trust EvoSwitch on compliance

Through our certifications we can guarantee you world-leading security, uptime, performance, efficiency, business administration and continuity procedures, along with premium connectivity and a secure and sustainable physical environment.

  • ISO 27001:2013 for information security management
  • ISO 14001:2004 for environmental management
  • ISO 9001:2008 for quality management
  • SOC1 Type II (previously known as ISAE3402/SSAE16) for auditing of financial and internal controls
  • PCI-DSS Version 3.1 for information security for online payment

  • AMS-IX Certified for compliancy to technical specifications and requirements, standards specified by AMS-IX, operational requirements and the technical design and management of the data center
  • Open-IX Certified standard for neutral interconnection and technical standards for interconnecting networks reliably
  • U.S. Green building council LEED Gold

Source : – Evoswitch B.V