Cavernous compliance

February 2013 Security Services & Risk Management

The Deltalis RadixCloud data centre is located at an extreme location deep within the Swiss Alps. This exceptional project has just been shortlisted for the finals of DatacenterDynamics EMEA 2012 Awards on the 13th of December, in the category ‘Most Extreme Data Centre Deployment’. Supplier Minkels and operator Deltalis see it as a recognition for their ‘modular’ thinking in the data centre environment.

Deltalis RadixCloud lies deep inside a mountain near the Swiss Gotthard massif. This location offers clients of Deltalis an extremely secure Tier IV collocation facility. It is also a highly energy-efficient data centre facility, using the mountain’s natural cooling resources (glacier water, for example) to set new standards in Green IT.

Formerly housing the Command and Control centre for the Swiss Air Force, the rock chambers of the Deltalis RadixCloud data centre provide a huge space. The Deltalis data centre consists of several multi-storey buildings built into the granite rock, providing its customers with military-grade secured collocation space. Deltalis has vaulted ceilings in separated rooms and pillars around which collocation facilities had to be created. At this extreme location, data centre supplier Minkels, part of the global organisation of Legrand Group, implemented its modular data centre products.

“The modularity and energy-efficiency of Minkels’ solutions matched our detailed and location specific requirements,” says Michael Imfeld, VP marketing & sales at Deltalis. “Modularity in the data centre solutions being offered, together with Minkels’ approach to fully customise its solutions on top of that, helped us to create a maximum of efficiency in our data centre infrastructure. The infrastructure now connects seamlessly with the capricious cave-like environment.”





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