In order to guarantee the continuity of your IT infrastructure, our data center in Alblasserdam has been set up completely redundantly.

All our internet connections, the power supply, cooling, fire prevention measures and our monitoring systems are designed to be fully redundant through duplication. The datacenter is fully configured for high density hosting and housing solutions.


Dataplace has a ring-configured connection to the mains power grid. Two separated voltage circuits run from the main distributors to the 19" racks on the data floor: one directly from the main distributor (short-break) and one via a no-break system via the UPS system. All the racks are provided with power feeds protected by 32 Amp or 16 Amp fuses. If mains power is lost, electricity will continue to be supplied to you via the no-break power feed. The no-break power supply consists of a UPS system configured for redundancy (N+1) and two generators. The UPS systems can supply power to the datacenter for more than four minutes. As 13,000 litres of diesel are held in stock to supply the generators, Dataplace can operate for more than 50 hours independent of the mains power supply, if necessary.

Power supply

kW available per rack
minimum 5kW

Autonomy back-up generators
50 hours, minimum 24 hours (without refuelling)

Power feed per full 19" rack
32 Ampère No-Break + 32 Ampère Short-Break


Up to an outside temperature of approx. 14° Celsius, Dataplace Rotterdam uses outside air for all its cooling. This is known as indirect free cooling with dry coolers. This method of cooling is very energy-efficient and hence environmentally friendly. When the outside air is warmer, the system switches over to mixed operation, which is a combination of free cooling and conventional cooling using a refrigerant. If the outside air temperature reaches approx. 25° Celsius, the datacenter is cooled entirely by conventional cooling. In both cases the air humidity is kept at a constant 40%-60%. All the main components of the cooling system also are configured for full redundancy, so that one chiller, one circulation pump and one downflow unit can always fail or undergo maintenance without this posing a risk for the temperature.


Cooling provided by
dry cooling / chillers with free cooling

Cold corridors