nLighten Data Center


Dominated by the twin spires of its famous cathedral, Cologne is the largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia. It is also an important trade city, especially for the automotive, insurance, media and chemical industries, making it a key regional communications hub. The nLighten data center optimally supports this significant industrial heartland and its surrounding areas.

Hohenzollern Bridge and the Cologne Cathedral on a sunny day.

The data center is conveniently located, just off the A4 motorway, 6 km from Cologne city center, and 30 minutes by car from the two nearby airports. The data center has an area of 1960 m2, 3000 kW of power, an office area and ample parking space.

Like the other nLighten facilities, the Cologne data center will enable our customers to benefit from a very well-connected, high-availability data center and capable of housing high density cabinets. The data center comes with a number of On-Site Services and a growing eco-system of partners, all there to optimally support our customers IT environment.


Tier III data center design
Redundant power with independent A and B feeds to each cabinet
On-site backup power generation from renewable sources
Cooling and humidity design complying with ASHRAE A1 allowable category
Design Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) at 1.29
Power designed to a maximum of 20 kW per cabinet on the concrete floor area
Power redundancy at N+1 power
Heat recovery with high export temperature to local heating networks
Access Control and permanent CCTV monitoring with secure archive
Fire suppression equipment in all technical and critical plant areas
Carrier-neutral data center with divers fiber entry points and meet me areas
Directly linked to local MNO and last mile network carriers for low latency performance to wireless and last mile clients
24/7 NOC services, 24/7 access
Conveniently located for easy access by road and public transport

Technical specifications


1960 m2
of data center space


3000 kW
of power for IT load

Fiber routes.

ideally situated for regional low latency in Germany, direct fiber and wavelength routes to Düsseldorf, Bonn and Frankfurt and with direct international fiber and wavelength routes to Amsterdam and Brussels

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