Tier III
Certification

DC1-Stavanger

DC1-Stavanger is a unique underground data centre in a former high security NATO ammunition storage facility.

DC1-Stavanger is a former NATO ammunition storage facility which support our sustainable re-purposing values, and which we have converted into a unique high-security colocation data centre with 22 600 m2 space available. The main data centre comprises of a total of 6 mountain halls, each with two-storey concrete buildings built within the mountain. The infrastructure has been designed to be expanded up to 2 x 26MW.

Details below illustrate how we deliver the robust and efficient ‘state of the art’ Tier lll facility.

The site is fully operational with clients including financial institutions, health, IT companies and government.

Flexibility – Built as Needed

We provide completely tailor-made solutions that are unique in all aspects and deliver exactly what our clients demand. Our data centre DC1-Stavanger is flexible by design and can be scaled up or down based on our clients’ needs current and future requirements. Green Mountain offers customized solutions according to our clients’ specifications, which can start with one rack and expand as the need increases. Our clients can have their own data centre located within our facilities if they choose to do so. Although we are Tier III-certified, we have the opportunity to tailor-make your data centre requirement to any lower Tier standard.

With two data centres located in different geographical and climate zones, we could offer the possibility of having data centres with geographic redundancy, but leveraging the advantage of integrated network infrastructure.

Server Rooms

We have server rooms from 50 m2 in size up to 1550 m2 for a single room, and multiple rooms are available.

Bespoke solution: power density, cooling, security level etc. can be delivered according to customer requirements.

Power Supplies

DC1-Stavanger has three independent grid supplies each fed from multiple hydro electric power plants to secure resilience and redundancy, and where outstanding robustness of supply is the result (estimated 99.99997%). To the power supply, we have added additional levels of security in terms of N+1 prime rated generators. Phase 1 expandable to 2x26MW if provided in Tier III setup, or up to 52 MW if utilized with independent power feed.

Cooling Solution

DC1-Stavanger has a cooling source available from an adjacent deep water fjord. To secure consistent temperature for cooling, water enters our cold water basin through use of gravity from pipes reaching 100-meter depth. Here water is stable at 8 oC (46F) all year round, with no algae production limiting the need for cleaning of our titanium heat-exchanger located in the cooling station.

This cooling solution with use of cold water and gravity is the most energy efficient cooling solution in the world. We use less than 3kW of power to gain more than 1000 kW of cooling delivering our client`s significant cost reduction while supporting their requirements and targets for energy efficiency.

The cooling solution (including the cooling station, chilled water pipework and pumps) is fully duplicated providing a N+N solution. With limited moving parts (circulating pumps), the solution is extremely robust and reliable. Server rooms will have available N+N chilled water under the raised floor. In-row-cooling will be installed to client specification using hot isle technology. The solution provided is highly flexible and can support standard power densities from 2-6 kW/m2, as well as clients who have requirements for high-density solutions up to 40kW/m2.

Facts

  • Cooling Capacity: 26MW (X2)
  • Availability: 100%
  • Total PUE < 1.18
  • Total Space Available: 22600 m2
  • Power Sources: 4
  • Renewable Energy: 100%

Connectivity

DC1-Stavanger has redundant fiber paths into the site (last mile) from multiple different carriers, and also manage own fiber both in and out of Norway. The connectivity out of our DC1-Stavanger data centre secures low-latency options both west to UK (6.5ms to London), east to DC2-Telemark, Oslo and Stockholm (5.5 ms) and south to major markets through Denmark to Germany, Netherlands and other core data centre hubs. DC1-Stavanger is uniquely positioned to be a choice to support high transaction levels either as an own data centre or as a potential disaster recover/over-flow site.

  • Multiple independent Carriers inland paths
  • Multiple high-quality fiber-channels from neutral carriers available
  • Multiple paths into European markets via Oslo – multiple carriers
  • Across to Denmark – multiple carriers
  • Low latency connectivity to continental Europe, UK and the US

Fire suppression

DC1-Stavanger’s location inside a mountain enables the facility to be made air-tight and hypoxic air ventilation is our standard used as a fire suppressant, but can also be delivered with Inergen if there are requirements for different solutions. The benefits of hypoxy is that fire can’t occur because the combustion process does not receive enough oxygen which is reduced to about 15% (from 21%). This corresponds to an altitude of approx. 3.000 m. Oxygen level is constantly monitored with display screens in every client room ensuring the system is fully operational at all times. The mechanical equipment used to achieve this is duplicated N+1.

Other advantages of hypoxic ventilation:

  • Reduces/limits smoke creation
  • No secondary extinguishing damage (corrosion, environmental damages, toxic gasses etc.)
  • No hard disk failures due to a release of gas fire extinguishant.
  • Creates optimum operational environment
  • Avoids any corrosion damage from saline air
  • N+1 solution. No downtime to replace gas if a discharge occurs.

EMP Secure

Electro Magnetic Pulses (EMP) is a threat to data systems and data centers in general.
Solar flares or solar storms produce radiation across the electromagnetic spectrum at all wavelengths and may in extreme cases cause problems for computer equipment.
Also volcanic eruptions / volcanic activities may cause energy rich EMP activity that potentially could can disrupt or destroy electronic equipment.
The best protection for such EMP activity is locations underground. Recommendations are to have a minimum 5 m earth coverage to absorb the energy. The server rooms has a coverage of 100 m of granite so Green Mountain is well protected against EMP energy. The location was originally built by NATO to withstand a nuclear bomb. The main characteristics of the site are maintained in the rebuilding process into a data centre.

Connectivity

DC1-Stavanger has redundant fibre paths into the site (last mile).

  • Multiple independent Carriers in land paths
  • Multiple high quality fibre-channels from neutral carriers available
  • Multiple paths into European markets via Oslo – multiple carriers
  • Across to Denmark – multiple carriers
  • Low latency connectivity to Continental Europe and UK

EMP Secure

Electro-Magnetic Pulses (EMP) is a threat to data systems and data centres in general.
Solar flares or solar storms produce radiation across the electromagnetic spectrum at all wavelengths and may in extreme cases cause problems for computer equipment.Also, volcanic eruptions/volcanic activities may cause energy-rich EMP activity that potentially could disrupt or destroy electronic equipment.

The best protection for such EMP activity is locations underground. Recommendations are to have a minimum 5 m earth coverage to absorb the energy. The server rooms have coverage of 100 m of granite, so Green Mountain is well protected against EMP energy. The location was originally built by NATO to withstand a nuclear bomb. The main characteristics of the site are maintained in the rebuilding process into a data centre.

Meet-me Rooms

We have established two fully redundant meet-me-rooms in different parts of the facility for carriers with diverse fibre paths to them. Dedicated meet-me-rooms may also be made available for customers with such requirements.

Rack by rack

The “Rack by Rack” service is delivered from a common area in the data centre where a shared rack solution is established. The rack containment is shared between multiple clients on a rack-by-rack basis. The minimum unit for this solution is one (1) rack.

DC1-Stavanger

100 100% Uptime
22000 Total Space Available
97 Reduced Power Charges by %
100 100% Renewable Energy