Our data centers in Germany and North America: fast, reliable and secure

We offer you a flexible and scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Within a very short period, you can provision cloud resources and choose between our multiple redundant data centres. We are represented in Germany and USA in Karlsruhe, Frankfurt am Main, Las Vegas and New Jersey.

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Data Center Karlsruhe

Data Center: Karlsruhe

Location: TelemaxX Telekommunikation GmbH data center IPC3 Karlsruhe – www.telemaxx.de

TelemaxX Telekommunikation GmbH operates four high-security data center in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Ensuring maximum operational security is a top priority at TelemaxX data centers. Individually customised data center areas within the data center, redundant power supplies, optimum climate control, fire protection and video surveillance with access control systems are key factors in this regard. TelemaxX operates its own fibre-optic and copper network, thus ensuring optimum connection quality.

Physical security

  • Security staff on duty 24/7
  • Video surveillance – recordings are kept for 30 days
  • Fault monitoring system
  • 4 separate fire zones, each with its own fire early warning system, connected to a central extinguishing system
  • Building zones have fully redundant cabling and fire, water and burglary protection as well as video surveillance with infrared cameras

Certification

TelemaxX Telekommunikation GmbH complies with the following standards:

Network

  • Dual or triple access points into each data center
  • Integrated within Karlsruhe via an internal fiber-optic infrastructure fully redundantly in a 10 Gbit/s fiber-optic backbone on SDH and WDM basis
  • Network connections with nearly all well-known national and international network providers
  • IP backbone is connected with a total bandwidth of 6 Gbit/s to 6 different upstream partners
  • TelemaxX’s internal IP backbone in has a capacity of 30 Gbit/s and has is set up completely redundantly in ring structures
  • ProfitBricks’ redundant InfiniBand networks extend over several different buildings and fire zones of a data center, in order to minimize the risk of fire and to secure our customers’ stored data in the best manner possible

Power supply

  • Data Center is integrated into Karlsruhe’s 20-kV public utilities ring on a redundant basis
  • 2 diesel generators with 2 MW capacity each
  • A tank with a 50,000 liter capacity is available for each diesel generator
  • Delivery contracts ensure preferential fuel delivery
  • Maximum 5+1 UPS, each holding 200 kVA per block, to bridge the start time of the diesel generators

Access security

  • Access via entry control system
  • Keycard access only
  • Intrusion detection system

Kühlung

  • Uses energy-saving free-cooling principle
  • Consistent average temperature 23° C
  • Server cabinets cooled according to the principle of hot and cold-air aisles
  • Each zone has up to 10 air-conditioning units with a total output of 850 kW (100% redundant)

Data Center Frankfurt

Data Center: Frankfurt am Main

Location: Equinix, Inc. – www.equinix.co.uk


Equinix Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) connects more than 4,500 companies worldwide with partners and customers via its high-performance data centres with the world’s largest network supply. Customers in 32 strategic markets across North and South America, EMEA and in the Asia-Pacific Region use the possibilities of the Equinix Interconnection Platform. For more information about Equinix, visit www.equinix.co.uk.

Download the case study about ProfitBricks published by our data centre partner Equinix: "We chose Equinix as a data centre partner due to its capacity, quality and its broad international presence."

Equinix Customer Success Story: ProfitBricks (PDF)

Physische Sicherheit

  • Physical – Bandit glass mantrap
  • Human – 24x7 security guards
  • Electronic – 24x7 monitoring, card access readers, biometric access control, intruder alarm, CCTV

Certification

Network

  • System – Overhead proprietary cable tray system with multi-tier ladder rack
  • Cross Connects – Single-Mode Glasfaser, Multi-Mode Glasfaser (62,5 und 50 μm), CAT5, CAT6, CAT5 (T1) and CAT3 (POTS)
  • Metro Connect Managed Ethernet – Extends choice and reach for carrier and network availability across metro areas offering Metro Connect Managed Ethernet
  • Equinix Connect – Automated network provisioning, multi-homing and billing offering Single-Homed GigE and FastE, Multi-Homed GigE and FastE

Power supply

  • Electrical Capacity – 3-6 kVA per cabinet (higher capacity at request)
  • UPS Configuration – 4x 1800 kVA UPS units (N+1)
  • UPS Topology – N+1, upon request 2N available
  • # of Utility Feeders – Two connected to a utility ring# of Power Transformers – Four power transformers at 2500 kVA
  • Utility Voltage – 10 kV
  • Standby Power – Eight diesel engines, generating a total output of 12,800 kVA
  • Standby Power Config. –:N+1, upon request 2N available
  • Lighting – Protected 300 Lux

Standards

  • GLOBAL SLA
  • 99.999+% Power availability
  • 99.99+% Temperature and Humidity availability
  • 99.99+% Cross Connect availability

Cooling

  • Cooling Capacity – 1.5 kW/m² (5119 BTUH)
  • Cooling Plant – 6840 kW centrifugal chillers

Equinix & ProfitBricks – a partnership with added value

Our customers are extremely agile and dynamic with their cloud workloads. That makes it absolutely crucial for us to work with a data centre partner that is fast and professional and has the flexibility we need in our business. We have found a partner like that in Equinix.
Uwe Geier, Head of Operations von ProfitBricks
ProfitBricks Data Center USA

Data Center: Las Vegas, Nevada

Location: Switch Communications Data Center – www.switch.com

Switch Communications is a leading American provider of data centres and colocation with more than 177 patents for cooling systems and system design in the area of data centres. Switch currently operates seven high-security data centres, called (super) NAPs, where it supplies an impressive reference list of more than 500 customers from startups to major multinational enterprises. The Las Vegas location in the Nevada desert ensures absolute security – the probability of natural disasters occurring here is exceptionally low.

Physical Security

  • Physical security
  • Security staff on duty 24/7
  • Armed security guards on duty 24/7
  • Massive security fence with high deterrent potential
  • More than 200 video cameras – recordings are kept for more than 90 days
  • Motion detection systems
  • Fire detection and extinguishing system with photoelectric and VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus)
  • Monitoring

SwitchNaps meet the following standards

  • AICPA – SSAE-16 SOC1 Type II
  • AICPA – SSAE-16 SOC2
  • AICPA – CICA SOC3
  • PCI – DSS (Sections 9 und 12)
  • Other standards can be guaranteed on request: HIPAA, FDIC, FRB, NERC-CIP

Network

  • Dual access to every data center
  • Mixed BGP-4 routed network connection via various leading providers, including Level3, Verizon, TW Telecom and Cogent
  • Telecom und Cogent
  • ProfitBricks’ redundant Infiniband networks extend over different buildings and fire zones within each data center to minimize fire risks and provide maximum data security

Power supply

  • Multiple cabling and network connections
  • Extremely high degree of efficiency
  • More than 140 diesel generators with enterprise-level service contracts
  • Fuel capacity of several thousand liters on the site
  • Delivery contracts ensure preferential fuel delivery

Access Security

  • Secured personnel airlock entry
  • Biometric access controls
  • Keycard access only

Cooling

  • N+2 cooling with innovative, eco-friendly airflow design
  • Ultrasonic air humidification

Data Center New Jersey

Data Center: Piscataway, New Jersey

Location: Anexio, Inc., Data Center NJ1 – www.anexio.com

Anexio, a certified provider of data center solutions, specializes in the needs of customers who focus the cloud strategy. With Anexio, ProfitBricks has a partner who has put special flexibility in dealing with customers, an extremely high implementation speed and an excellent relationship between technical performance and cost-effectiveness. The company has a total of three data centers in the states of Virginia and New Jersey. ProfitBricks specifically chose a data center in the immediate vicinity of the metropolitan area of New York City in order to be particularly close to its clients in the financial and economic centers of the northeastern United States.

Physical Security

  • Security staff on duty 24/7
  • Surveillance staff 24/7 on 365 days a year
  • Electronic safety features such as motion detectors monitor uncontrolled movements
  • The whole system is monitored by video surveillance cameras - recordings are held for more than 90 days
  • Access only after double verification of key card with ID chip and check of the biometric features
  • Double interlocking fire detection system with VESDA standard (VESDA: Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus)

Certification

  • AICPA – SOC2 Type II
  • AICPA – CICA PCI – DSS (Sections 9 and 12)
  • HIPAA
  • FISHMA

Network

  • Own dark fiber optic network at carrier level (carrier grade)
  • Connection to double-digit number of backbone operators; Including Level3, Verizon, AT T, Cogent, Cablevision
  • Direct IP Connect to other cloud providers
  • Four separate network POEs and two stand-alone Meet-me Rooms (MMR)
  • The redundant InfiniBand networks from ProfitBricks extend over various construction and / or fire sections of a data center in order to minimize fire risks and to optimally secure the stored data of our customers

Power supply

  • Power supply with a maximum of 69.0 kV
  • Power distribution unit with 208/120 V voltage - redundant N+2
  • Uninterruptible power supply with 32 1,300 kW rotating supply units - redundant N+2
  • 32 diesel generators each with a 2,250 kW output - redundant N+2; 190,000 liters of diesel in on-site tanks guarantee a minimum of 55 hours of emergency power

Access Security

  • Access via personnel sluice
  • Biometric access control
  • Access only with key card

Cooling

  • Heat Rejection Systems (HVAC): 16 cooling units each with approx. 980 cubic meters of water cooling capacity - redundant N+2
  • 2 water tanks with independent cooling and together more than 4,000 cubic meters storage capacity