Warsaw-based data center market leader
73 MW of DC power in total
Atman, the leader of the Polish data center market since 2011 (PMR reports), has over 20-year experience as a data center operator and investor.
In December 2020, the company was acquired by Global Compute Infrastructure LP, a global data center infrastructure platform backed by the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, and led by former co-founders of Digital Realty.
Atman’s two data center sites in Warsaw, the capital city of Poland, comprise 8 up-to-date colocation facilities of 10,500 sq. m of IT space and 73 MW of total power.
The existing data center campus will soon expend by 3,600 sq. m of colocation space, as the construction works of another building are to begin this year. Also, Atman has plans of a greenfield investment in the third data center campus in Warsaw.
Polish Data Center Market
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Data center infrastructure highlights
in Warsaw (~10 km apart)
of technical space (net)
dedicated power supply
for power supply
for the last 10 years
with fuel for 48 h
precision cooling system
hot/cold aisle arrangement
* Design PUE for dedicated data hall case
Power systems: energy security and effectiveness
Atman Data Centers are powered by renewable energy. We have purchased guarantees of origin from renewable energy sources (RES) that cover the entire volume of electricity consumed by our colocation facilities.
The primary power systems in Atman Data Centers are designed with 2N redundancy. This means electricity is sent to the DC via doubled power connectors (each loaded at 50%) that run along different routes from the main/distribution power points. Likewise, all elements of the energy infrastructure within the DC campus are duplicated.
In the event of a power outage from the municipal grid, our UPS systems are automatically activated. The change of power source is immediate and seamless.
If an outage lasts more than several minutes, the work of the UPS systems is taken over by power generators. The fuel supply maintained at Atman Data Centers enables the generators to operate continuously for 48 hours. Our agreements with suppliers ensure that the fuel tanks are refilled within hours of our request.
The operational efficiency of all components of Atman Data Centers’ power systems is ensured by periodic maintenance and servicing of the infrastructure performed in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
Moreover, we test backup power systems, including generators, on a monthly basis, so that they can be relied on 100% in case of an emergency.
When designing, building and equipping colocation facilities and data rooms, we have the highest possible energy efficiency in mind. We are also constantly seeking opportunities to reduce the energy consumption of the operational data center infrastructure. For example, we use ongoing repairs of our facilities to raise their energy efficiency standards by replacing energy-intensive infrastructure components.
As a long-standing participant of European Code of Conduct for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres, we promote best practices and raise awareness among our colocation customers about efficient energy use. Whenever they need advice, or help with choosing energy-efficient solutions, our experts are ready, willing, and able.
Energy security is a must-have for business continuity
- Colocation space of any size: several server racks, a cage, dedicated data hall, a whole building/data center
- Hall/facility can be arranged and equipped in accordance with your requirements
- Customization of air conditioning parameters, battery operating time, UPS system (for a server hall/facility)
In other services
- Multi-cloud approach, private connections to global clouds, and fiber-optic links to other data centers in Poland for distributed environment
- Easy and quick expanding of your environment with our dedicated server or cloud services
- Automated backup service, low-cost object storage space, active-active DRC, FWaaS, anti-DDoS protection, you name it
Policy of carrier neutrality
The uniqueness of Atman as a partner lies in its versatility and flexibility. It is both a data center operator and a telecommunications carrier. Atman’s domestic network is present in all important business centers in Poland, with nodes in their office buildings.
It also has PoPs in Frankfurt’s DE-CIX and Kiev’s Giganet, as well as direct interconnects to the Google Cloud Platform central-europe2 region and the Microsoft network, both in Warsaw.
Atman offers a wide range of telecommunications services, including Metro and Cloud Connects, IX Peering in its own Internet exchange, Tier 1 Transit, Internet Connect (with anti-DDoS protection and Microsoft Azure Peering Service on request), etc.
At the same time, Atman Data Centers are fully carrier-neutral: colocation customers can choose from more than 40 telecommunications carriers on-site, operating based on a transparent and frank carrier policy.
We still have the lowest electricity costs in Europe
In Europe, energy is traded on the day-ahead market (SPOT) and the futures market. Rapidly rising prices for natural gas, coal, emission allowances and demanding atmospheric and hydrological conditions led to an increase in European SPOT prices to over €400 per 1 MWh in August 2022. In Poland, the average wholesale energy price was approx. €274 per 1 MWh at that time.
The most expensive country on the day-ahead market in August was Italy (on average €543 per 1 MWh). The quotes in Poland were among the lowest in Europe, surpassed only by those in the markets of the Iberian Peninsula, Scandinavia and Turkey.
At the same time, the average energy purchase price for a forward contract with delivery in 2023 (BASE Y-23) was €445 per 1 MWh in Europe. France led next year’s high electricity prices with €680 per 1 MWh. Meanwhile in Poland, energy traders expected €388 per 1 MWh. The country remains one of the cheapest in Europe in terms of energy costs.
Electricity costs in selected European countries (Eurostat, 1st half-year 2022)
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Ensuring high availability of data center services requires periodic maintenance works, including system reviews as well as regular analysis and improvement of processes and procedures. Atman Data Centers are the only DC facilities in Europe to operate in accordance with the Data Centre Operations Standard – in 2019 they obtained EPI-DCOS certification at level-4. The audited DCOS disciplines were: Facilities Management, Data Center Operations, Monitoring / Reporting / Control and Service Level Management.
The highest possible score received means that:
- Processes are clearly defined and provide predictable process performance
- The defined processes clearly state the purpose, inputs, entry criteria, activities, roles, measures, verification steps, outputs, and exit criteria
- Processes are monitored and measured for compliance and conformity and action is taken to improve the process where processes/procedures appear not to be working effectively
- Staff have been trained on the processes and sub-processes; the training is pro-active and regular refresh is provided to ensure optimum performance
Atman operates a Quality Management System that complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, regarding: delivery and maintenance of telecommunications services and data center services, including data transmission, Internet access, colocation, hosting, as well as dedicated servers and cloud computing.
ISO 9001 standard helps to:
- Continually monitor and improve the efficiency of the operations
- Be more and more resilient, operate and develop a sustainable business
- Have strong corporate governance
- Work effectively with stakeholders and the supply chain
Atman operations are based on the Information Security Management System compliant with ISO/IEC 27001:2013, regarding: delivery and maintenance of telecommunications services and data center services, including data transmission, Internet access, colocation, hosting, dedicated servers and cloud computing.
ISO/IEC 27001 standard helps to:
- Make sure that information is protected, available, and can be accessed
- Identify risks to information and implement measures to manage or reduce them
- Introduce procedures to enable prompt detection of information security breaches
- Continually evaluate risks to the information security and make sure the controls are appropriate
We are developing
Data Center Warsaw-3 will be built before the end of 2024
Atman has purchased a plot of land to build another data center. The 5.5-hectare site is located in Duchnice near Ożarów Maz. Atman Data Center Warsaw-3 campus with a target IT capacity of 43 MW is scheduled to open in Q4 2024.
Atman Data Center Warsaw-3 (WAW-3) campus will consist of 3 buildings housing a total of 36 data halls – nearly 19,000 m2 of colocation space. Customers will have 43 MW of power available exclusively to feed IT equipment (WAW-3’s total capacity will exceed 58 MW). The design of the WAW-3 campus includes separate security zones for each colocation building and full logistics infrastructure, including parking lots, truck access roads, loading docks and warehouses.
To begin the operational launch of WAW-3, Atman will prepare 1 of 3 buildings and individually equipped data halls to meet the requirements of customers leasing entire data halls. Atman’s pace of commissioning further buildings depends on the intensity of customer interest in colocation services.