T-Systems to Build Monster Data Center

High demand for cloud services in Germany prompts building of data center the size of 30 soccer pitches

October 25, 2012

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BONN, Germany -- Germany's largest data center will be built on a surface area the size of approx. 30 soccer fields (i.e., 150,000m2) in Saxony-Anhalt. As the foundations are laid down today in Biere in the Salzland district, the Telekom subsidiary, T-Systems, is beginning to build its 90th data center. Together with the data center already running in Magdeburg, the new construction in Biere will form a "TwinCore," i.e., a twin data center which offers the highest level of data and operational security. In the last expansion stage at both locations, an area of almost eight soccer fields will be exclusively dedicated to computing technology - more than in any other data center across Germany.

In Magdeburg, T-Systems already operates the largest data center 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. Some 600 corporate customers use these new IT services offered by T-Systems, including internationally active groups such as Shell and Daimler. Data protection and fail-safety are of utmost importance to these major companies operating at international level. The TwinCore data center type that is being built in Saxony-Anhalt, is considered to be highly secure since in the event of an incident any twin can immediately take over for the other. Operations continue without any interruption. T-Systems is meanwhile using 22 data centers of this type specifically for cloud services.

T-Systems International GmbH

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