Polanen Park
Amsterdam, Holland


CyrusOne Amsterdam I is a brand new purpose built state-of-the art data center campus offering cloud providers, systems integrators, and multinational corporations customized, secure, and resilient data center solutions within a key business hub.

Strategically located in Amsterdam, one of Europe’s premier data center locations, the facility will ultimately deliver 29,720 sqm (320,000 sq ft) of world-class technical space with an IT load of 54 MW, making it the largest build-to-suit campus in the country.

Amsterdam I Data Center
Linieweg 1
1165 AA

Amsterdam I – Highlights

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

  • 29,729 sqm (320,000 sq ft) of world-class technical space across a campus of two separate buildings
  • 54 MW of total IT load to the facility, 27 MW to each of the two separate buildings
  • Highly resilient, concurrently maintainable power and cooling to Tier III
  • Dedicated electrical plant to each floor
  • Low PUE through the use of free cooling chillers
  • 900 mm heavy duty raised floor with 3,600 mm clear height in the data hall
  • Active / Active dual redundant power supplies of 60 MW
  • Carrier neutrality and diverse fiber connectivity from multiple providers
  • Secure managed delivery bay with 3 ton goods lift
  • Multi-layer industry leading levels of physical and electronic security with 24/7 year-round on-site support
  • Strategically located along longhaul fibre routes for multiple carriers. Landing stations connect the site to the UK, Denmark, France and the USA, offering a connectivity gateway to the Amsterdam metro network with a peak traffic flow through the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX)

  • Cooling configured on a resilient ring chilled water system
  • 4.5MW IT capacity cooling solution
  • N+1 Free cooling air cooled chillers
  • Computer Room Air Handing Units at N+25%
  • 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

  • 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 filled pre-action sprinkler system to data halls and UPS rooms
  • Double knock approach sprinkler system to all areas, zone activation
  • Fire detection and suppression systems interconnected to central BMS
  • Mains power supplied via 100% rated A&B 20 kV incomers diversely routed active / active with a capacity of 60 MW
  • All IT power metered and charged as consumed
  • 4.5 MW distributed redundant topology with 4 independent and compartmentalised blocks
  • 99.999% reliability with the ability for concurrent maintainability
  • IT power supplies are derived from primary and reserve feeds from each block via STS’s creating a meshed IT distribution topology between all 4 blocks
  • Distributed redundant UPS topology with 10-minute battery back-up as standard two UPS systems per block
  • Fully rated distributed redundant LV 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 monitoring perimeter and external areas
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Regional Water Stress: The Amsterdam area currently faces low water stress, which is projected to increase to medium to high in the future.
Water Risk and Use Now 2030 Projection 2040 Projection
Regional Water Stress Low Medium to 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 0.500 0.482 0.507 0.468

The carbon-intensity of Netherlands’ grid has improved about 0.3% 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 5.3% 8.8% 12.1% 12.8%

This has been increasing about 0.6% points per year over the last 12 years of published data. (Data from the European Environment Agency.)

Bees in Amsterdam

At our Amsterdam I datacenter, we successfully managed to rehome a swarm of bees who had taken residence in one of our chiller gantries. We were so lucky that one of our engineers, Luke van den Akker, could bring along his father, a local beekeeper, who managed the rehoming to a safer location onsite. As an extension of our commitment and work with Host in Ireland’s DC for Bees initiative, we’re ensuring these bees are protected at our facility and able to continue to perform the critical role they play in our ecosystem and provide vital pollination in the Netherlands. We are happy to report that after moving to their new home, the hive is well and growing new larvae.

Photo of bee hive at Amsterdam data center.