Switch Datacenters Amsterdam 2 (AMS2) is a premium co-location datacenter located in the municipality of Woerden
Introducing our AMS2 datacenter
Switch Datacenters Amsterdam 2 (AMS2) is a premium colocation datacenter located in the municipality of Woerden. Close to Amsterdam South East, one of the largest connectivity hubs in Europe (less than 1ms latency). AMS2 is a network neutral datacenter which houses multiple international reputable institutions and enterprises as customers.
The datacenter was originally designed as a highly secure datacenter and disaster recovery center for a bank, strategically located in a low-risk area. The building was acquired by Switch Datacenters in 2014 as part of a sale and leaseback agreement with IBM. It has been retrofitted into a Tier 3 multi-tenant colocation datacenter with an efficient indirect adiabatic cooling infrastructure, very low PuE of 1.1, 2N redundant power infrastructure and other datacenter facilities.
The building consists of two parts; the datacenter on the first floor and the resiliency services / disaster recovery office spaces to accommodate 240 workstations on the ground floor.
The ground floor can easily be rebuilt into a dedicated customer POD area and/or immersion or DLC cooling floor.
Heat recovery leads to lower power bill for ours customers
Switch AMS2 has closed a contract with the neighboring business building (a.o. a hospital for brain damage) to deliver heat. We invite our customers to participate in a ‘recapturing of server heat’ program. In return for installing e.g. DLC servers or immersed cooling, which allows us to tap off server heat at high temperatures, our customers will receive a discount on their power bill as well as comarketing and CSR support.
Low Latency to Amsterdam & Randstad
Latency to the Amsterdam city ring and surrounding cities Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht is minimal, less than a millisecond. Most large carriers are connected to the site with a wide range of dark fiber, managed fiber, Ams-IX direct and ethernet transport services possibilities. The site has multiple carriers on-site, being located at the crossroads of many Dutch central fiber routes connecting the (inter)national major cities.
Ideal location for wholesale 2nd site /suite in Amsterdam
The site is ideally suitable as both a Amsterdam hub as well as a second site for large companies having an installed base in Amsterdam but for security and resilience reasons are looking for a second site within a millisecond latency. At a <30 kilometer/ 17 miles physical distance from e.g. Equinix AM5, and being on a stable and different power grid provider than Amsterdam, this location provides just that.
We offer full flexibility in regard to customization wishes. There’s also an option for secure office locations/desks.
Premium co-location datacenter
|Datacenter total size||5.500 m²|
|Raised floor Phase 1||1.370 m²|
|Optional Raised floor Phase 2||2.000 m²|
|Floor capacity||1.000 kg/m²|
|Height of room||3.6 m|
|IT power capacity||1kW to 50kW per rack|
|Cooling capacity||10kW per rack with standard air cooling,|
50kW+ per rack with Direct Liquid Cooling (DCL)
Safety & security
|Access||Electronic badge reader and access systems|
|Cameras||CCTV with 100+ high-res IP cameras|
|Alarm systems||Class 4 alarm system|
|Redundancy level||2N redundancy on each component|
|Distribution||Schneider Electric busbars (2N)|
Water and fire protection
|Detection||Very early smoke detector alarm (VESDA)|
|Fire extinguisher system||Gas based for datahall and technical rooms|
|Fire compartmentation||Fireproof walls F60|
|Water detection||Water sensors on all critical positions|
|Cooling type||Indirect Adiabatic Cooling|
|Room temperature||23 – 26°C|
|Average room humidity||50%|