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Frankfurt Data Centre

Global Switch Frankfurt is located close to the financial district and city centre and Frankfurt International Airport is just 15 minutes away by car.

  • Best-in-class operational track record with industry leading operating procedures
  • Adjacent to the main Frankfurt and German cable infrastructure for immediate access to the information superhighway
  • Flexible solutions from single rack deployments through to multi-megawatt bespoke solutions
  • With 17,308 sq m of space, a new planned data centre, Frankfurt North, on the existing campus will provide an additional 10,000 sq m of space


The data centre is a key connectivity and cloud hub providing some of the world’s leading brands with access to a wide range of international and regional carriers and ISPs as well as leading cloud providers. This network dense ecosystem and its proximity to the Central Business District offers high speed connectivity, attracting global, European and German financial institutions amongst other leading international brands.


This purpose built data centre operates to a Tier III+ standard with redundant systems in place to ensure superior reliability and a best-in-class service to customers. The data centre features optimised cooling, as well as state-of-the-art security and monitoring systems.  Our long-standing customer base can depend on our in-house team's specialist knowledge and dedication to the successful execution of bespoke solutions and ongoing technical support.

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.

+49 69 74 22 70

  • The data centre is located 5.5km from the financial district and city centre
  • A tram station is located within a 15 minute walk
  • Frankfurt International Airport is 15 minutes away by car
Building Overview
  • Global Switch owns the freehold
  • Purpose built
  • Exceeds Tier III operational performance
  • 17,308 sq m of gross space
  • 3 data floors
  • 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
  • 4m slab to slab height
  • Raised floor height of 600mm
  • Minimum from raised floor: 3m raised floor height to underside of deepest beam
  • Floor loading of 10kN/m²
  • 1 goods lift (8 tonnes), 2 passenger lifts
  • 10kV utility supply with N+N redundancy
  • Utility power supply capacity of 14MVA (current and planned)
  • Technical (IT) power supplied by on-site Diesel Rotary UPS with N+2 redundancy
  • Mechanical systems backed up by2x1.6MW standby generators with N+1 redundancy
  • Fully diverse power distribution to technical areas
  • On-site fuel storage to support 24 hours at full capacity with 24x7x365 fuel delivery
  • Offering 1,000 W/m2 as standard, with higher power density solutions fully supported
  • 11.8MW of installed cooling provision
  • Minimum N+1 resilience on all systems
  • CRAH units control temperature and humidity in technical space within the recommended range of ASHRAE TC9.9
  • Diverse distribution pipework throughout
  • Chilled water cooling system with free cooling capability
  • 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
  • Strict access control procedures to ISO 27001
  • Access control using proximity card readers
  • Physical access via turnstile
  • Secure managed delivery and loading area available 24x7x365
  • 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
  • 2 dedicated Meet Me Rooms
  • 2 diverse building entry points
  • Diverse cable routes and pathways
  • Roof space availability for satellite and antennae equipment
  • DE CIX present
Fire Detection and Suppression
  • Analogue addressable fire detection system in all areas
  • Aspirated early warning smoke detection system (monitored 24x7x365)
  • Argon 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
  • ISO 9001, 14001, 27001, 50001
  • OHSAS 18001