Frankfurt III

Frankfurt, Germany

FRANKFURT III

 

CyrusOne Frankfurt III 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 l and Frankfurt ll, delivering 22 MW of IT power to 11,990 sq m (129,059 sq ft) 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: 50.128098
Longitude: 8.582833

Frankfurt III – Highlights

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

  • 22 MW of IT power delivered to 11,990 sq m (129,059 sq ft) of world-class technical space within two attached, four storey, data centers
  • Active / Active 110 kV dual redundant power supplies with fully flexible IT power solutions
  • Connection to the European high voltage grid via two independent substations (separate from Frankfurt l and ll)
  • Ultra-low PUE through the use of Indirect Adiabatic Air Cooling to each data hall
  • 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 N+N electrical infrastructure to each data hall
  • Secure managed delivery bays with 3 tonne goods lifts
  • 24/7 year round onsite support

  • N+1 Indirect Adiabatic Air Cooling to each data hall resulting in ultra-low PUE
  • Cooling infrastructure individually managed and linked to BMS
  • Independently regulated temperature and humidity to each space utilising hot aisle containment
  • A&B Power Supplies to cooling equipment for full redundancy (local ATS’s)
  • Highly resilient, concurrently maintainable power and cooling to Tier III+
  • 1,300 mm return air plenum with 4,400 mm clear height in the data hall

• 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

• Gas suppression to data halls and UPS rooms with dedicated bottles

• Double knock approach gas suppression to all areas, single zone activation

• Fire detection and suppression systems interconnected to central BMS

  • Operated with 22 MW of IT power
  • Active / Active 110 kV dual redundant power supplies with fully flexible IT power solutions
  • Connection to the European high voltage grid via two independent substations
  • N+N power solutions dedicated to each hall
  • Minimum N+N UPS with 10-minute battery back-up as standard
  • Fully rated N+1 MV back-up generators with 48-hour fuel autonomy at full load, capable of continuous running
  • Re-fueling contracts in place to ensure timely replacement
  • All IT power metered and charged as consumed at dedicated MV meters

  • High security perimeter fence
  • External CCTV and Geoquip trembler wire to fence
  • Dual vehicle locks to site entrance with dual gates and physical ram protection
  • 24/7 year round on-site security located in secure control room
  • Extensive CCTV and access control throughout the facility
  • Progressive layers of security restrict access throughout the site and facility
  • Mantraps with biometric readers into data halls if required

  • 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

  • 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 Gasses: How much greenhouse gas does this facility’s local electrical grid emit while generating electricity? (Useful for Location-based greenhouse gas reporting)
Greenhouse Gasses 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