The Internet of Things will connect more than 50 billion new devices in the next five years. Accompanied by the growth of cloud services, the demand for data centre capacity is higher than ever before. In Switzerland, quality requirements for data centre projects are particularly high due to high land prices and enormous security and environmental standards.
With its new data centre in Biel, DataHub not only wanted to offer its colocation customers the highest level of security for their data, but also to operate the centre in an extremely environmentally friendly and efficient manner. DataHub's key priorities were:
• Availability and security: Meeting the highest quality standard
• Energy efficiency: Electricity costs account for around half the operating costs of a data centre
• Easy scalability and power density: Due to high land prices in Switzerland
• Transparency: Real-time insight into operations