Cloud Connectivity

Connect to over 12 public clouds directly from our datacenters with up to 10Gbps.

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Performance oriented Data centers. Benefit from our excellent infrastructure, connectivity, expertise and support within our highly secured datacenters.

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Do you want to take a closer look in one of our state-of-the-art data centers? No problem, we are happy to give you a guided tour. Our datacenter experts will guide you through our facilities.

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Business Center Solutions

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SmartDC: Rotterdam Infrastructure

SmartDC has made significant investments in state-of-the-art equipment to operate our datacenter as one of the most modern, reliable, and green datacenters in the industry. As a result, our Rotterdam location is ranked among the greenest and environmentally friendliest datacenters in the world.

Power Infrastructure

SmartDC Rotterdam's location has been strategically chosen for the massive available power capacity at the Van Nelle complex.

Power Capacity - 23 kV Rotterdam Harbour Industry standard
- Available net power capacity >12 MVA

UPS Systems - Cluster of APC Galaxy 7000 400 kVA (N+1)
- Runtime at maximum load 5 minutes
- Runtime on current N+1 load 15 minutes

Generators - SDMO V700 Diesel Generators (N+1)
- 48 hour fuel capacity (current load) without refueling
- Contract for refueling
- Pre-heated for fast startup
- Minimum of 2500 liter fuel on stock at all times
- Synchronized return to net power upon recovery of the mains


Proper cooling ensures your servers stay within their operational values. Additional humidity control ensures a static free environment for stable server operation.

Cooling concept - Hot and cold corridors containment for optimal use of cooling capacity

Airco Units - Stulz ASD 451 / ASD 630 / ASD 940 airco on selected suite
- Adiabatic N+1 cooling on our high density suites
- Green IT, Free Cooling concept rolled out in datacenters
- Dynamic Free Cooling

Humidity Control - Stulz humidifier placed on the roof of the datacenter
- 50% relative humidity
Temperature - Average 24°C

Fire Protection

Fire detection and protection ensures the security and integrity of your servers should a fire start in one of the suites.

Fire Detection System - All suites are equipped with a redundant two-way VESDA System (Very Early Smoke Detection and Activation System)

Fire extinguishing System - Gas release delay of 30 seconds to allow for human evacuation
- All suites are fully waterproof thanks to our box in box configuration
- Automated sprinkler system outside the server suites
- Suites are fire resistant up to 2 hours to contain impact


SmartDC is secured 24/7 by both automated security systems and onsite security staff.

Facility Security - 24/7 on site security guards
- Fenced perimeter
- Speed gates on terrain entry
- Datacenter built off ground level to prevent a ram-raid

Automated Security Systems - Electronic Security system for 24/7 security control of the facility
- Access control through access lists and PAC
- Intrusion Detection & Alarm System
- Per zone key card system + access logging
- Alarm systems on external and internal doors and motion zones

Camera Security - Indoor & Outdoor digital camera system
- Datacenter guard camera: detects motion and tracks/zooms on object
- Datacenter guard camera: clear view even in dark/low-light conditions
- Datacenter access logged on camera


SmartDC Rotterdam is housed in the monumental Van Nelle complex in Rotterdam. The Van Nelle building is a UNESCO listed monument.

Facility specifications - Datacenter built off ground level to prevent a ram-raid
- Additional guardrails at potential weak points
- 3500 m² floor space
- 12 MVA power (upgradable)
- Housed in a monumental UNESCO listed building
- Additional office and storage space
- Secure parking facilities
- Speed gates on terrain
- Loading bays and 24x7 staff

Suites - Modular Suites
- Dedicated breakers on suite level and rack level
- Dedicated No-Break power infrastructure
- 32-48 racks per suite
- Redundant high capacity adiabatic air conditioning dedicated to suite
- Redundant fire detection and surpression dedicated to suite
- Secure access through key cards
- Lockable racks

Facility Systems - All on site systems are monitored 24/7


SmartDC has multiple redundant paths to the datacenters for optimal connectivity. Our inhouse meet-me rooms feature the following providers:

Transport Fibers - Level3 Communications
- EuroFiber
- EU Networks
- Global Crossing
- Tele2
- BT
- Interoute
- Relined
- Colt Telecom
- Viatel (formerly VTL WaveNet)
- Cogent

Transit Networks - Level3
- Cogent
- Tele2
- BT
- Interoute
- Colt Telecom
- Joint-Transit

Support services

SmartDC operates a professional support desk available 24x7 to our clients.

Support - 7 days a week onsite support
- Professionally certified network and hardware engineers
- Software, network and hardware support & advice
- SmartHands 24x7 remote hands support

Key Features


  • 24x7 on site security personnel/li>
  • Full CCTV coverage and monitoring
  • Automated alarm systems
  • Access control
  • Electric Fences
  • 7 security layers
  • Open door detection


  • 3500 m²
  • 1000 racks
  • 500 additional footprints
  • 2 meet-me-rooms
  • 2 storage secured areas
  • 50 storage lockers
  • 2 conference meeting rooms
  • 1 lobby reception area


  • Multiple onsite carriers
  • Redundant connections
  • Internet backbone on-site
  • Multiple peering exchanges
  • Wavelengths, DWDM, MPLS, dark fiber

Green Hosting

  • 100% durable energy
  • Lowest PUE ratings: below 1.15
  • Innovating cooling solutions
  • All hot and cold cooling alleys are closed