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November 02, 2012

Deutsche Telekom Subsidiary T-Systems to Build Largest Data Center in Germany

By Shamila Janakiraman
TMCnet Contributor

T-Systems (News - Alert) has started constructing its 90th data center in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It already has a functioning data center in Magdeburg.

When the “TwinCore” comprising of the twin data centers goes into operation in 2014 the growing demand for cloud services will be met. T-Systems operates 22 data centers specifically for cloud services.

The combined area dedicated to computing technology is expected to be the largest in Germany. T-Systems operates information and communication technology (ICT) systems for multinational corporations and public sector institutions. It serves nearly 600 corporate customers including Shell and Daimler.

Such organizations with international businesses require optimum data protection and fail-safety operations. The TwinCore data center type is designed to be highly secure so that one data center can take over for other in case of a disruption. The business operations of clients will be enhanced by the TwinCore data centers which feature a zero error strategy.

Dr. Ferri Abolhassan, member of the Board of Management at T-Systems, said, “Companies that decide to use cloud computing pay attention to high availability and data protection. With the German Federal Data Protection Act [BDSG], Germany already has a clear advantage in terms of location.”

 “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, with the highest availability and security,” Abolhassan added.

Energy efficiency is also ensured at the twin data centers as the total energy consumption will be reduced by 27 percent. Technical know-how gained by operating the joint research data center “DataCenter 2020” in Munich with Intel has been implemented here.

T-Systems is a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom (News - Alert) which is striving to deploy “Cloud for all” solutions for more users. It provides secure cloud services for corporate groups, SMEs, and consumers.

To deal with the aftermath of hurricane Sandy in the United States, AT&T (News - Alert) and Deutsche Telekom’s wireless division T-Mobile are working together to help their customers stay in touch by enabling roaming on their networks to customers of both companies in the affected areas.

Edited by Brooke Neuman
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