Global Switch Amsterdam Data Centre certified

Global Switch, a owner, developer and operator of large-scale, carrier and cloud neutral data centres in Europe and Asia-Pacific, has announced that its Amsterdam data centre has achieved ISO 50001:2011 certification for its energy management system.

The achievement of ISO 50001 certification is in line with Global Switch´s continued drive for sustainability and energy efficiency in the design, building and operation of its data centres around the world. Under the standard, organisations have to have a measurable, data-driven energy efficiency policy in place, which acts as a catalyst for continual improvement of its energy use.

Global Switch Amsterdam joins Global Switch Madrid in achieving ISO 50001, whilst all other Global Switch data centres are well advanced in achieving certification.

At Global Switch´s Amsterdam data centre, the continual drive for energy efficiency has been in place since the beginning, which is reflected in considerable improvements of the Power Usage Efficiency (commonly referred to as PUE) metric over time. Stage 1 of a planned expansion to the data centre had a design PUE of 1.35, whilst subsequent stages will have a target PUE of 1.2.

Global Switch Amsterdam is planning the second phase of the expansion to its existing data centre in Amsterdam. The first phase was pre-let to a international telecommunications services provider with the space having been delivered on time and to best-in-class standards. The second phase of the expansion will offer highly efficient and resilient data centre solutions attractive to a range of customers who will benefit from having direct access to the extensive ecosystems, connectivity and low latency of Global Switch Amsterdam.

Global Switch is a owner, operator and developer of large-scale, carrier and cloud neutral, multi-customer data centres in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Founded in 1998, Global Switch has a proven business model, demonstrable track record and is the highest credit rated data centre company in the world with investment grade credit ratings from Fitch, Moody´s and Standard & Poor´s.