Zurich Data Center Overview
Located in Winterthur just 25 kilometers northeast of downtown Zurich, our Switzerland data center campus will sit on more than seven acres (three hectares), one of the largest plots of available data center land in the Canton of Zurich. Once fully developed, the 400,000 square foot (37,000 square meters) campus will be comprised of four state-of-the-art data centers—two three-story and two four-story—offering a combined 40MW of critical IT load. The first phase, scheduled for delivery in 2021, will include 8MW of IT capacity in two data modules with 300W/SF (3.2kW/M²) average density.
We’re pleased to offer you all the advantages that come with choosing Vantage Data Centers. You’ll find a unique combination of people and technology: cooling and power that’s both sustainable and reliable; flexible room design and rigidly enforced physical security; and amenities that keep your staff happy—all backed by operational excellence at every location as we scrupulously adhere to our rigorous service and delivery standards across the globe.
Zurich Data Center Features
Vantage’s new Zurich campus will provide N+1 redundancy across all systems. An on-campus substation and state-of-the-art electrical equipment will be the foundation for maximum efficiency and reliability, ultimately ensuring customer uptime and reliability thanks to the support from a world-class in-house operations team.
- Dedicated substation on campus
- Power provided by Stadtwerk, the leading energy provider in the municipality
- Multiple, diverse power feeds supporting the campus
- 400V electrical configuration
- All systems 100% concurrently maintainable
Vantage’s Zurich campus will use a highly efficient closed-loop chilled water system generated through air-cooled chillers. An integrated economizer capability will allow reduced compressor energy based on outside ambient temperature–when weather is favorable, cooling becomes more sustainable and less resource intensive. The system will recapture waste heat to provide comfort heating to the remainder of the building.
- N+1 overall, N+2 component-level redundancy across mechanical systems
- Computer Room Air Handling (CRAH) units located in two galleries on opposite sides of each data module allow for highly efficient airflow distribution
- Closed-loop chilled water system with air-side economizers
- Water Utilization Efficiency (WUE) will be near zero (liters/kW/hr) using the latest cooling design
Fiber pathways into the Vantage Zurich campus will be multiple and diverse, with access to both dark and lit fiber. The campus will be carrier neutral, giving customers the flexibility to manage their own network.
- Two meet-me-rooms (MMRs) for each of the four data centers comprising the campus, allowing for diverse paths and multiple connectivity options
- Diverse fiber routes to the Rümlang data centers
- Four points-of-entry (POEs) for the campus ensuring maximum path diversity for inbound carriers
- Diverse fiber pathways into the campus (minimum 2 paths per carrier)
Stringent security and safety measures are hallmarks of every Vantage campus. Our Zurich data center campus is no exception, so you can rest easy when it comes to the security of your digital assets.
- On-site security operations center with patrols 24x7x365
- K12-rated fencing around the perimeter
- CCTV on all access control points throughout the entire campus
- Dual authentication for customer and critical infrastructure areas
- Visitor management system with controlled and monitored access points and stringent access control policy
Our commitment to offering a superior customer environment is unsurpassed. Providing an atmosphere within each data center that helps you and your personnel relax, recharge and work more efficiently is essential. All four Zurich data centers will include dedicated customer office space, conference rooms and break rooms.
- Dedicated offices and workspaces customizable to your needs
- Secure storage with easy access between data modules
- Multiple conference rooms and meeting spaces throughout the campus
- Located just a short drive from the Zurich Airport
Vantage Data Centers builds and operates our campuses in ways that prioritize sustainability and environmental responsibility, all while delivering the reliability that is our hallmark. Our baseline approach includes using renewable energy whenever possible, limiting carbon footprints, and maintaining energy efficient operations with industry-leading PUEs. Our Zurich campus delivers on this promise.
- Hyper-efficient cooling with outside air economization
- Advanced heat recovery
- Solar facade
- Green roof with a park-like atmosphere designed for customer and visitor hospitality, meetings and relaxing among the plants and nature’s animals
- Electric vehicle charging stations
- Small things that add up over time: recycling, motion-sensor LED lights, drought-resistant landscaping and more