Germany's largest datacentre will be the size of 30 football pitches

A subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom is building a datacentre the size of 30 football fields in order to help satisfy Germany’s high demand for cloud services.

T-Systems, the IT and telecommunication services arm of the operator group, will begin operations from the 150,000m2 datacentre, which will be Germany’s largest, in 2014.

Located in Saxony-Anhalt, it will be T-System’s 90th datacentre.

Together with a datacentre already running in Magdeburg, the new construction in Biere will form a “TwinCore,” -  a twin data centre which offers the highest level of data and operational security, since in the event of an incident any twin can immediately take over for the other. T-Systems is using 22 data centres of this type specifically for cloud services.

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. Moreover, we ensure the business operations of groups thanks to our TwinCore data centres and a zero error strategy. The new construction in Biere will become part of our global supply and production network. On the basis of this network with data centres 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.”

The newest data centre is geared towards energy efficiency. The total energy requirements have been reduced by 27 per cent compared to similar builds, T-Systems said.

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