Deutsche Telecom subsidiary company T-Systems has begun construction on its data center in Germany. Spanning a massive 30 acre layout, it is said to be the largest data center in the whole of Germany. The facility is located at Biere, Saxony-Anhal and will be the 90th data center built by T-Systems.
Deutsche Telecom’s T-System new data center is built to meet the growing demands for cloud services in Germany. This new facility, together with the data center already running in Magdeburg, will form a “Twin Core” of two facilities to offer a high level of data and operational security. After completion of the last stage at both locations, the data center space will span an area of almost eight soccer fields (approximately 430,000 square feet) -more than any other data center across Germany, according to T-Systems. The total campus will be 150,000 square meters, or about 1.61 million square feet.
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s largest integrated telecommunications companies with almost 130 million mobile customers, 33 million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of June 30, 2012).
In Magdeburg, T-Systems already operate one of the largest data centers in eastern Germany. With the start of operations of the twin data center in Biere in 2014, the IT and telecommunications group will satisfy the rapidly growing global demand for cloud services. About 600 corporate customers use these new IT services offered by T-Systems, including global businesses such as Shell and Daimler.
“Companies that decide to use cloud computing pay attention to high availability and data protection,” said Dr. Ferri Abolhassan, member of the Board of Management at T-Systems. ”With the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), Germany already has a clear advantage in terms of location. Moreover, we ensure the business operations of groups thanks to our Twin Core data centers and a zero error strategy. The new construction in Biere will become part of our global supply and production network. On the basis of this network with data centers in America, Asia, Africa and Europe, we are providing our customers with the most modern IT and cloud technology across the globe.”
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