Server room in data center with data elements

Data center Biere: Germany’s digital heart

In Bördeland near Magdeburg, T-Systems operates one of Europe’s largest cloud data centers

Fort Knox for the cloud

Large server room with server racks

Around 20 kilometers south of Magdeburg, T-Systems has built a Fort Knox for the cloud: the data center Biere. The facility serves as a highly secure hub for Deutsche Telekom’s global cloud infrastructure.  Here we guarantee our customers the greatest possible level of security for their data in accordance with Germany’s strict data protection laws. Companies of all sizes benefit from our IT services: large multinational customers, for example, use our private cloud solutions. For small and medium-sized companies, we operate public cloud services such as the Open Telekom Cloud. Whatever the service, we always maintain the highest standards with regard to the availability, quality, and protection of data. 

We have the possibility to expand our IT production area to 40,000 square meters – which would make it one of the largest cloud data centers in Europe.

A power plant for the cloud with plenty of space for data

At 40,000 square meters, Biere will be one of the largest data centers in all of Europe.
The data hub provides several hundred petabytes of storage volume.
100 cloud services are brought together under one roof – a huge range.
100,000 physical servers are available for your data.

All data are safe with us

Man with laptop in hand works in front of an open server cabinet

We at T-Systems are working to ensure that our customer data is kept absolutely secure at all times. The Biere facility therefore maintains correspondingly high security standards. The building is protected by modern security systems with motion detectors and strict access controls that employ personnel locks, chip card readers, and palm scanners. State-of-the-art encryption techniques ensure that only authorized persons can view sensitive data according to the “need-to-know” principle. If extreme circumstances do arise, powerful emergency power generators are on hand to take over the supply of power for the entire system. The data center is also designed as a TwinCore data center: at the customer’s request, all data is stored in parallel at the T-Systems data center in Magdeburg, 18 kilometers away. If one of the twin systems fails, the other one takes over. Our TÜV-certified Zero Outage quality program is also implemented in Biere. In order to ensure maximum reliability, we employ this zero-defect strategy across the entire IT infrastructure.

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Behind the scenes at the data center

“Netzgeschichten” gives viewers a glimpse of what 11,000 square meters of pure dedicated IT space looks like in real life. The team paid a visit to the data center in Biere (German only).

Security in the cloud

Data security and cloud technologies are the foundation of our digital future. With its data center Biere, T-Systems is ensuring high levels of security and availability for its IT.

To our strategy

Various partners who use the data center include: