Global Switch Paris East-West

7-9 Rue Petit

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Site Address Sq M SqFt Power MVA
Paris East 34,604sq m 372,474 27MVA
Paris West 16,822sq m 181,070 27MVA
Total 51,426sq m 553,544 54


  • The data centre is located 6km from the financial district and city centre
  • 2 train stations are located within a 10 minute walk
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle airport is 45 minutes away by car

Building Overview

  • Global Switch owns the freehold
  • Purpose built
  • Exceeds Tier III operational performance
  • 6 data floors
  • Flexible IT space with ability to create bespoke environments as required

Main Structural Features

  • Reinforced concrete frame with reinforced concrete floors, metal faced cladding and glazing
  • 3.3-3.8m slab to slab height
  • Raised floor height of 600-800mm
  • Minimum from raised floor: typical 3m clear height to underside of deepest beam
  • Floor loading of 10kN/m²
  • 1 or 2 goods lift (10 tonnes), 2 passenger lifts per data center


  • East: 15kV utility supply with N+1 redundancy
  • East: Utility power supply capacity of 27MVA (current and planned)
  • West: 20kV utility supply with N+1 redundancy
  • West: Utility power supply capacity of 27MVA (current and planned)
  • Technical (IT) power supplied by on-site 2N static UPS
  • Mechanical systems backed up by standby generator system with N+1 redundancy
  • Fully diverse power distribution to technical areas
  • On-site fuel storage to support 48 hours at full capacity with 24x7x365 fuel delivery
  • Offering 800 W/m2 as standard, with higher power density solutions fully supported


  • East: 22.8MW of installed cooling provision
  • West: 18MW of installed and planned cooling provision
  • Minimum N+1 resilience on all systems
  • CRAC units control temperature and humidity in technical space within the recommended range of ASHRAE TC9.9
  • Diverse distribution pipework throughout
  • Condenser water cooling system


  • 2 dedicated Meet Me Rooms
  • 2 diverse building entry points
  • Diverse cable routes and pathways
  • Campus fibre system interconnecting Paris West and Paris East
  • Roof space availability for satellite and antennae equipment


  • Operations Centre manned 24x7x365
  • Security guard patrols 24x7x365
  • Continuous CCTV surveillance of external and internal areas
  • CCTV records kept for 31 days
  • Comprehensive intruder detection and alarms to all areas


ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2004, 27001:2013
OHSAS 18001:2007

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Operating Company

Founded in 1998, Global Switch is an owner, operator and developer of large scale network dense, carrier and cloud neutral multi-tenanted data centers in Europe and Asia-Pacific.

In 2018, a consortium of Chinese investors called Elegant Jubilee took control of the company. Elegant Jubilee was formed by Li Qiang, a major shareholder in Chinese data center company Daily-Tech Beijing. The group’s biggest investor is the Jiangsu Sha Steel Group, the largest privately-owned steelmaker in China.

11 Facilities Owned
9 Markets Served
399.77 Megawatts
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Name Date Added Description
par-west-global-switch-technical-specification April 2019

GS Paris West Data Sheet (PDF)

par-east-global-switch-technical-specification March 2019

GS Paris East Data Sheet (PDF)