Frankfurt IV

Willhelm Fay Strasse,

Frankfurt am Main, Germany



CyrusOne Frankfurt IV is a brand-new purpose-built data center offering cloud providers, systems integrators and multinational corporations customised, secure and resilient data center solutions within a key business hub.

The facility is strategically located in Sossenheim, the preferred location for data centers in Frankfurt, Germany’s “Digital City”. It sits just 500 meters from CyrusOne Frankfurt lll delivering 11 MW of IT power to 5,392 sq m (58,039 sf) of world-class technical space, with each data suite customised to individual client specifications.

CyrusOne Data Center
Willhelm Fay Strasse
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Latitude: 50 07 57.56 N
Longitude: 8 34 43.03 E

Frankfurt IV – Highlights

  • Overview
  • Power
  • Cooling
  • Security
  • Fire Protection
  • Connectivity
  • Amenities

Aerial perspective rendering of Frankfurt IV data center.

  • 11 MW of IT power delivered to 5,392 sq m (58,039 sq ft) of world-class technical space within a four storey data center
  • Active / Active 20 kV dual redundant power supplies with fully flexible IT power solutions
  • Connection to the European high voltage grid via two independent substations
  • Low PUE through the use of adiabatic free cooling chillers
  • Highly resilient, concurrently maintainable power and cooling to Tier III
  • Carrier neutral access and diverse fibre connectivity to active A&B Meet Me Rooms from multiple telecommunication providers
  • Bespoke and scalable data halls
  • Multilayer industry-leading levels of physical and electronic security
  • Dedicated offices, buildroom and/or ancillary space adjacent to each hall
  • Dedicated distributed redundant electrical infrastructure to each data hall
  • Secure managed delivery bay with five tonne goods lift
  • 24/7 year round onsite support

Cooling photograph of cooling elements.

  • Cooling configured on a resilient ring chilled water system
  • 2.75 MW IT capacity cooling solution per floor
  • N+1 adiabatic free cooling air chillers
  • Computer room air handling units at N+50%
  • Circulation pumps N+1
  • Low PUE due to cooling solution and optimum chilled water temperatures to maximise the free cooling hours
  • Cooling infrastructure individually managed and linked to BMS
  • Independently regulated temperature and humidity
  • Power supplies to cooling equipment for full redundancy configured in a distributed redundant topology

Fire extinguisher photo of London IV facility.

  • Three stage fire detection systems into data halls and UPS plant areas
  • VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus) in data halls and UPS plant rooms for early warning
  • Fire detection in all rooms, ceiling return air plenums and in voids as required
  • Nitrogen based centralised gas suppression system to data halls and UPS rooms
  • Fire detection and suppression systems interconnected to central BMS
  • Mains power supplied via 100% rated A&B 20KV incomers diversely routed active / active with a capacity of 20 MVA
  • All IT power metered and charged as consumed
  • 2.75 MW distributed redundant topology with three independent and compartmentalised blocks
  • 999% reliability with the ability for concurrent maintainability
  • IT power supplies derived from primary and reserve feeds from each block creating a meshed IT distribution topology between all three blocks
  • Distributed redundant UPS topology with ten-minute battery back-up as standard two UPS systems per block
  • Fully rated N+1 MV back-up generators with 48-hour fuel autonomy, capable of continuous running
  • Re-fuelling contracts to ensure timely replacement

  • 3 metre high secure perimeter fence to CPNI base specification
  • External CCTV
  • PAS68 rated gates to protect from vehicle attack
  • 24/7 year-round on-site security located in secure control room
  • Extensive CCTV and access control throughout the facility
  • Progressive layers of security to restrict access through the site
  • Mantraps with biometric readers into data halls if required

  • Regional Water Stress: The Frankfurt area currently faces high water stress, which is projected to decrease slightly in the future, but remain medium to high stress.
Water Risk and Use Now 2030 Projection 2040 Projection
Regional Water Stress High High Medium to High

(Risk assessment and projections based on WRI Aqueduct Tool)

  • Regional Grid Greenhouse Gases: How much greenhouse gas does this facility’s local electrical grid emit while generating electricity? (Useful for Location-based greenhouse gas reporting)
Greenhouse Gases 2004 2008 2014 2018
MTCO2/MWh 0.523 0.486 0.477 0.382

The carbon-intensity of Germany’s grid has improved about 1.7% points per year over the last 14 years of published data. (2004-1014 data from European Environment Agency, 2018 data from “The European Power Sector in 2018“)

  • Regional Grid Renewables: What percentage of this facility’s local electrical grid is from renewable sources (wind, solar, biomass, hydro, and geothermal)?
Grid Renewables 2004 2008 2012 2016
Percent from renewable sources 9.2% 14.6% 22.8% 29.0%

This has been increasing about 0.1.7% points per year over the last 12 years of published data. (Data from the European Environment Agency.)

  • Other Features: Ultra-low PUE through the use of Indirect Adiabatic Air Cooling to each data hall

  • Carrier neutral access and diverse fibre connectivity to active A&B Meet Me Rooms from multiple telecommunication providers including euNetworks and Zayo
  • Megaport point of presence available onsite providing network access to services without a cloud on-ramp

Connectivity illustration.

  • Power and building monitoring systems to provide alarms
  • Power surge management
  • 24/7 year-round on-site M&E engineers undertaking Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) programmes
  • Real-time monitoring of electrical and mechanical systems