San Francisco One Data Center - Datapipe

San Francisco One Data Center

Datapipe’s San Francisco data center is conveniently located just south of San Francisco’s Financial District. Originally built in 1924 as a Marine Corps Depot for heavy equipment, the building was seismically retrofitted in 1999 to convert the existing warehouse into a Telecom Center in accordance with San Francisco’s Uniform Building Code, and then retrofitted a second time to exceed those standards by tenants AT&T and Verizon in accordance with their stringent telecom carrier standards. Featuring a Network Operations Center (NOC) built right in the center of the data center floor, this facility is staffed 24x7x365 by certified systems administrators and network engineers.

This facility also offers multi-homed bandwidth with connections to over 40 networks. Traffic over major Tier 1 Internet backbones such as UUNet, Level 3, NTT, and AboveNet with no low-quality bandwidth and plenty of network capacity for maximum reliability and scalability.

Datapipe offers Amazon Web Services Direct Connect at this facility.

Colocation is available at this facility, along with Datapipe’s comprehensive managed IT services


  • Secure building originally used for storage of military tanks and equipment
  • Built on an outcropping of solid bedrock that also supports a tower of the Bay Bridge
  • Seismically retrofit in 1999 to meet rigorous City of San Francisco building codes, then retrofit extensively by Verizon again
  • A grid of VESDA AnaLASER laser smoke sensors, with 200 located on the ceiling and 200 located under the raised floor
  • Halon fire extinguishers throughout facility
  • Two-stage double interlocked dry-pipe pre-action fire suppression system with tightly defined pre-action zones for localized fire extinguishing
  • Extra-thick, reinforced concrete, Marine Corps–engineered building with seismic retrofits; deemed an essential facility due to handling 911 calls
  • N+1 Liebert VACs with N+1 supply loops and chillers
  • Up to 300 tons of cooling capacity that runs on Verizon’s chilled water systems
  • Raised floor system for efficient distribution of cooling


  • 24x7x365 facility and network monitoring
  • 24x7x365 security staff, strictly enforced security procedures
  • State-of-the-art video and audio monitoring equipment


  • Redundant power feeds with UPS power
  • Dual 2 megawatt generators (that also power Verizon’s local phone switches)
  • 20,000 gallons of diesel fuel on site, hot-refill ready
  • Four 500 KVA UPS backup


  • Multi-homed bandwidth with connections to over 40 networks
  • Large on-site NOC with certified system and network engineers on staff 24x7x365
  • Real-time monitoring and alerts for all critical
  • Six separate fiber entrances with 2 fiber rooms. A large portion of the Bay Bridge Fiber Consortium terminates in the building (cross-bay Fiber)
  • 10 Gigabit connections from Level 3, NTT, AboveNet
  • Traffic routed over major Tier 1 internet backbones systems

Network Providers

  • AboveNet
  • Level 3
  • Cogent
  • NTT