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Plans for an area covering over 10,000 m2 and a modern office block
green.ch, the leading Swiss ISP and hosting provider for SMEs, is today announcing its plans to build a new multi-tier greenDatacenter in Lupfig in the Canton of Aargau. This is probably the largest project of its kind ever to be approved in Switzerland. With a surface area of over 10,000 m2, the new greenDatacenter will combine the latest technologies with environmentally sound systems, and will allow more customers to move their IT infrastructure to a secure, reliable environment. The construction project should be finished by summer 2010.
Following a careful study of possible locations, the management of green.ch opted for Lupfig (AG), in the triangle formed by Zurich, Bern and Basel, as the ideal place to build a new greenDatacenter. Lupfig is also easily accessible for customers from the important regions around Lucerne, Zug and Winterthur.
"We are expecting to see further growth in the number of customers using our computer centres in the medium term, and therefore regard the construction of another greenDatacenter as a strategic milestone, pointing the way to further development for our company", says Adrian Schlund, CEO of green.ch, on the decision to build an additional greenDatacenter.
The new multi-tier greenDatacenter is situated well away from potential hazards such as rivers and lakes, railway lines, major airports and motorways, and so provides the best possible protection from disasters or damage to buildings and technical infrastructure. Another reason for the decision was the ready availability of power in Lupfig. The new site also meets all other specifications for a modern data centre.
"The new greenDatacenter will comply with ISO 27001 and satisfy all the requirements of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA and the Basel II Accord", says green.ch CTO Aldo Britschgi. Testing and certifying compliance with these conditions will be carried out by the relevant official certification bodies.
Thanks to its partnerships with all the main ?fibre carriers? such as Swisscom, Cablecom, Sunrise, Colt, Global Crossing and Litecom, the new green.ch data centre will offer excellent connectivity and, with at least 4 separate data lines, maximum redundancy and availability.
Extremely strict security measures and regulations will be enforced in and around the building to guarantee the complete security of the greenDatacenter. The office building is also well-equipped with security features. In the event of any special situations arising, there are rooms available here for customers to use. Some greenDatacenter customers also rent office space for their own staff. About half the office space is available to green customers for this purpose.
As well as using high-end security measures such as pedestrian security gates and complete video and RFID surveillance, green.ch will also employ experienced professional security personnel who will be on site 24 hours a day.
As a leading, environmentally aware company, green.ch attaches a high priority to protecting the environment and reducing CO2 emissions. Thanks to its ecological construction and the use of the latest environmentally friendly materials, the green.ch data centre will play an active part in helping to preserve the environment.
green.ch is using an innovative energy management system to guarantee maximum energy efficiency in its data centre. green.ch also offers its customers the option of supplying their servers with "green" electricity from sustainable sources.
It goes without saying that the heat generated by the building itself and the technical equipment will be recycled, for example by being used to supply other buildings efficiently with heat.
green.ch plans to complete work on the new greenDatacenter in the summer of 2010.
About green.ch green.ch is Switzerland's leading ICT service provider for SMEs, national and international corporate clients and private customers who require the highest standards of service, quality and security. green.ch operates throughout Switzerland and has partnerships in approximately 80 other countries including China. As an innovative cloud computing service provider, our services range from Internet access and connectivity through hosting applications and virtual workplaces to high-end data centre solutions. green.ch customers benefit from cost savings combined with increased availability and productivity.
green.ch guarantees data security for its customers at its data centres in various locations across Switzerland.
Access & connectivity: ADSL, VDSL, IP-VPN, MPLS, security, customised network solutions Hosted IT solutions: business e-mail, groupware, CRM, ERP, web hosting Data centres: multi-tier data centres
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Vladimir Barrosa, Corporate Communications