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Madrid Data Centre

Global Switch Madrid is located close to the financial district and city centre.  Importantly, it is to be found in ‘Silicon Alley Madrid’, an area known for its high concentration of internet and technology companies and which has the highest per capita connectivity in Spain, with a large number of fibre optic networks available.

  • Located close to the Central Business District with a diverse range of carrier and cloud providers
  • A remote Access Point to Espanix PAR and a carrier rich ecosystem assuring low latency connectivity
  • 21,922 sq m of space with world-class infrastructure providing a highly resilient environment to leading global and national brands
  • Flexible and scalable solutions tailored to individual customer requirements


With today’s digital transformation and the need to be interconnected, due to its scale and location the data centre has grown to be one of the most important gateways to North and South America, as well as other major European markets. It has attracted numerous customers and partners, including major cloud providers, seeking to develop their business in this rich, hyperconnected ecosystem.


With key ISO certifications, we are committed to best practice and continual improvement to minimise risk, ensure efficiency of energy usage and a sustainable operation. The data centre has multiple levels of redundancy and is supported by Global Switch’s comprehensive Critical Environments Programme.

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.


Calle Yécora, 4
28022 Madrid
+34 91 312 06 00
  • The data centre is located 12km from the financial district and city centre
  • Close to main transport networks
  • Barajas International airport is 10 minutes away by car
Building Overview
  • Global Switch owns the freehold
  • Purpose built
  • Exceeds Tier III operational performance
  • 21,922 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
  • 3.7m slab to slab height
  • Raised floor height of 800mm
  • Minimum from raised floor: typical 3m clear height to underside of deepest beam
  • Floor loading of 9kN/m2 for technical areas.
  • 1 goods lift (2.5 tonnes), 1 passenger lift
  • 15kV utility supply with N+N redundancy
  • Utility power supply capacity of 18MVA (current)
  • Technical (IT) power supplied by on-site 2N static UPS
  • Mechanical systems backed up by standby generator system 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
  • 24MW of installed cooling provision
  • Minimum N+1 resilience on all systems
  • CRAC units control temperature and humidity in technical space within the recommended range of ASHRAE TC9.9
  • Diverse distribution pipework throughout
  • Condenser water cooling system
  • 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 mantrap
  • 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 Meet Me Rooms
  • 2 diverse building entry points
  • Diverse cable routes and pathways
  • Roof space availability for satellite and antennae equipment
  • NAP of Madrid present
Fire Detection and Suppression
  • Analogue addressable fire detection system in all areas
  • Aspirated early warning smoke detection system (monitored 24x7x365)
  • Dry pipe pre-action sprinkler 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 system
  • 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