In 2014, T-Systems officially opened a campus in Biere, Magdeburg, that will one day house Germany’s largest data center. The complex will be the main hub for the ICT service provider’s global cloud infrastructure.
Designed as twin-core data centers, the two identical facilities are linked by several terabit connections spanning the 20 kilometers between them. Each site has dual connections to Deutsche Telekom’s backbone network. All data is simultaneously maintained at both data centers. Should one of them fail, the other can instantly take over.High-performance backup generators can keep the entire facility powered up in the event of a mains outage. All of these features ensure the high availability and redundancy that underpin the provider’s outstanding IT service quality. At the same time, the very latest security systems and uncompromising physical access controls enable T-Systems to deliver on its promise of cast-iron IT security “made in Germany”. The complex offers close to 40,000 square meters of production space. When it is fully built out, it will be one of Europe’s largest data centers.
The new facility’s groundbreaking energy efficiency earned T-Systems LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification. This is an international accolade shared by only a handful of the world’s data centers.