Frankfurt – Ancotel

Data center INTERNIC POP FRA4 Ancotel

  • Operator: Ancotel GmbH
  • Commissioning: 2002
  • Capacity:> 10,000 servers
  • INTERNET AG installed line capacity: > 100GBit
  • Available linecarriers:> 50 different companies
  • Pipeline network nodes

Current supply

– 1.5 MVA installed transformer capacity
– 2 spatially separate house connections
– 500kVA installed UPS capacity
– Connection of the racks as standard in N +1 redundancy of two different systems
– Smoothed and stabilized by UPS power quality, surge protection
– Power system for bridge failures of the main supply


-> 1MW of various cooling systems

– At least N +1 cooling redundancy in each data center space
– Each data center room is furnished with at least 2 separate air conditioning systems
– Air extraction systems in all the hot aisles
– Possibilty of Up to ~8 kW power load in individual racks

Network connection

– 6 physically separated and irrespectively fiberglass house supply / power supply lines
– More than 1,000 fiber line installed capacity of the local carrier
– IP Connection to 6 different tier1 carriers (as of 03/2009: Deutsche Telekom, Abovenet, Global Crossing, Teleglobe, Telia, Tiscali.)
– 640Gbit / s installed capacity line (64 line connections with a maximum of 10G transmission capacity)
– Routing System in N +1 redundancy consisting of many router systems (for example Cisco 6509, Cisco 12000)
– Redundant power to all core routers
– Separate DC UPS for buffering the core router

Network connection

– Means for detecting and extinguishing fires (smoke detectors, fire extinguishers)
– Spatial separation the data center facilities and electricity facilities
– Division into different zones
– Electronic access system
– Alarm and Motion
– Access to the data center via 2 door systems
– Physical access protection with logging (Steel-/security doors, security locks)
– Permanent data center operating since 1997 without operational restrictions, including maintenance
– True 24 / 7 service with 24 / 7 hotline and on-site staff
– SLA-guaranteed services






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