European Data Hub
European Data Hub operates a 5,000 sqm best-in-class fully underground data centre located close to the major business centres in Luxembourg. It is operated in strict verified standards, including the prestigious "Tier IV for Design" Certification from the Uptime Institute and more recently got us first in the world the EN50600 Accreditation.
EDH offers an innovative business model based on an eco-system around key actors in the IT & Telecom Business. Each of whom are internationally recognised in their particular sector of activity. Since its inception European Data Hub has positioned itself as an expertise- and skills-based business serving mainly international companies as well as large local institutions.
On the operational side, EDH has a close partnership with CBRE (www.cbre.com) a world leader in the operation and maintenance of Data Centres facilities.
The underground data centre is built in a fully redundant manner respecting the most demanding technical standards set by the Uptime Institute. The design is such that granularity and scalability can be offered to clients at any time during their life cycle within EDH’s data centre. All floors are fully framed and can support a load of 2,000 kg per square metre. The raised floor provides a minimum height of 80 cm. The minimum height between the raised floor and the ceiling is 4 m. IT rooms are in the middle of the building, surrounded by corridors and technical rooms. Therefore, none of their walls are located directly on the inner side of the facades and of course they are underground, as is the entire site. Two goods lifts are able to carry loads up to 3,600 kg each. As is the case for all technical devices within the data centre, all electrical equipment is fully redundant and runs in parallel in an active-active mode. Fuel tanks of 50.000 litres per feed guarantee 5 days autonomy at full load. The site has been designed to cope, as standard, with an average of 1500 watts to 2000 watts per square meter. Each room is equipped with dedicated valves to allow additional water cooling paths within the room as well as the standard air cooling system. EDH employs operational methods which also bear witness to its awareness and desire to actively participate in the initiatives aiming to reduce CO2 production.
As is the case for the electrical design, the cold production chain is fully redundant with two completely separate lines without a single point of failure. EDH’s data centre uses the latest tools to supervise and monitor any type of equipment being supervised by an on-site team of specialists on a 24/7/365 basis. Tens of thousands of control and test points are permanently linked up to various control systems which analyse, inform, warn and help to make decisions. EDH has deployed a real-time calculation, aggregation, analysis and visualization system in its data centre that provides the information facility managers need to take decisive action, reduce and manage utility costs and minimize carbon footprints.