Our Rotterdam data center is one of the largest in the region, and it’s connected to the industrial 23 kV power grid supplied by the port of Rotterdam, making it less prone to power outages.
This grid offers more than double the electric potential of regular 10 kV networks used by your house and office.
When power enters a Smartdc data center, it is distributed over two transformers connected to two powerhouses inside the data center, providing a redundant A+B power feed setup towards customer racks.
Due to this electrical architecture, Smartdc is a fault-tolerant data center that meets all of the requirements for a TIER-III certification.
Both fully separated powerhouses have two Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) clusters, maintaining steady power levels throughout the data center.
Currently, UPS clusters can keep the power running for 15 minutes, which is enough to start up the backup power generators.
Smartdc data centers are equipped with SDMO diesel generators.
With a 15,000 L (c. 4,000 gals) fuel capacity, the generators can provide the data center with power for about three days while the main power grid is being restored.