From choice of site, special design and physical protection measures to a sophisticated security concept the new data centre affords the highest level of security. Access is rigorously controlled by a biometric access control system and monitored by a permanently manned porter's lodge.
Thanks to an innovative placement concept Wankdorf Data Centre can accommodate over 5,000 servers. Around 10,000 systems run over these servers. Swisscom TV 2.0 with 7-Day Replay function for over 250 channels, for instance. Yet also applications on which we depend every day like the eBanking facility for a host of banks.
Energy efficiency achieves peak ratings with a PUE score of 1.2. This means that 84% of consumed energy is actually used for computing and only 16% is accounted for by other electrical consumers and waste heat. In comparison: the average rating for data centres in Europe is 1.95 (efficiency level: 51 percent). Swisscom sources all the power for the new data centre from domestic renewable energy.
According to a study certified by the myclimate foundation, using cloud-based IT services reduces energy consumption by up to 90% compared to the use of individual servers. Bundling IT services for a large number of companies in energy-efficient data centres is therefore an effective strategy for increasing energy efficiency in Switzerland.
We offer enterprise customers all they need to outsource their ICT infrastructure at the Wankdorf Data Centre: hosting, housing and a comprehensive portfolio of cloud computing and managed services.