We use advanced security equipment, techniques and procedures to control and monitor access to our International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centres. You will typically pass through five security checkpoints that include 24/7 manned security stations, mantraps and biometric readers. Our low-profile building design allows a high level of security within the data centre.


We pride ourselves in having multiple certifications in sustainability, energy efficiency and security.

Green Design

We continue to explore and implement new practices to reduce our environmental footprint. With a goal of 100% green energy, our efficiency programs have helped us avoid over 260,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions since 2011. All new data center builds target LEED Silver or equivalent certification.


Our power systems include full uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems with N+1 redundancy levels or greater and backup generator systems in the event of a local utility failure. In case of a power outage, batteries turn on immediately, followed within 8 seconds by the generators, which can power the entire data centre.


To keep equipment operating at its peak, each data centre houses a multicomponent temperature control system running 24/7. Your centre may include:

  • Variable frequency drives
  • Chilled water pumps
  • Centrifugal chillers and condenser pumps
  • External cooling towers and cold-aisle containment
  • CRAC air-handling units in the colocation area

Note: Cooling system specifications vary by data centre location.