Plan for every second

The Frankfurt 1 Data Center is the main site of e-shelter, which has a total of around 60,000 sqm of data center and technical space. This makes the e-shelter Campus Europe’s largest individual data center site. The almost 54,000 sqm site, which is owned by e-shelter, offers space for five free-standing buildings which have been constructed and equipped especially for use as data centers. The latest buildings, Component H, has been opened in November 2017. Due to its size, there is always enough capacity to expand in the Campus, which also houses an office building and the e-shelter event center. Particularly noteworthy is the direct fibre optic connection to the e-shelter Frankfurt 3 Data Center in Rüsselsheim, whereby a dual hall concept is possible.

At a glance: Frankfurt 1 Data Center

Power supply:

  • Power supply at 110 kV-level from two substations from two separate feeds
  • Additional supply by second provider (100 percent diverse network) at 10 kV level
  • Own substation with three 110/20 kV transformers n+1
  • Two separate UPS systems (A- and B-supply) as well as redundant emergency power system with diesel generators


  • Monitoring by e-shelter own 24/7 control centers
  • Armed security staff from e-shelter security GmbH
  • Standardized operation processes with amplified technical systems redundancy in order to ensure maximum reliability
  • Access control via non-contact chip and PIN or optional biometrics signature
  • Secured perimeter zones with electronically monitored security fencing system, incorporating anti-climb and anti-tunneling protection

​​Technical operations:

  • 24/7 monitoring of all critical infrastructure systems in a central facility management system on-site by staff of e-shelter services GmbH
  • Standardized operation processes with amplified technical systems redundancy in order to ensure maximum reliability


  • Carrier-neutral
  • Carrier-mix from global Tier I supplier to local supplier  (350+ Carrier)
  • Direct, redundant connection to DE-CIX
  • Via our partner IX Reach direct connection to international internet exchanges
  • Cross-Connects are realized via dedicated, redundant designed pipelines
  • Datacenter Connects between e-shelter data center Campus Frankfurt 1 and other e-shelter locations, e.g. Frankfurt 3 and Berlin; on request as well to commercial third-party data centers in the Rhine-Main area
  • Internet connection from 1 up to 10 Gbit/s as an additional service






e-shelter operates three data centers in the Frankfurt region alone with a total of 65,000 sqm