31 August 2017
| Alan Burkitt-Gray
NTT Com is adding a 2,700 square metre, 7MW data centre in Bonn in western Germany.
Rhein-Ruhr 1, which will be
operated by NTT Com’s subsidiary E-shelter, will
mainly serve customers from the public sector, said the
Rupprecht Rittweger, founder and CEO of E-shelter CEO, hinted
that Germany’s and the European
Union’s laws on data privacy were important to the
decision to build the new data centre. "Data centres will be
even more important in the future. They are a foundation for
digital sovereignty in our country," he said.
E-shelter has 300 MW of power capacity in Germany, Austria and
Switzerland, but has access to NTT Com’s 140 data
centres in Europe, the US and Asia.
"At first sight, you may perceive just a building fulfilling
its purpose as a data centre," said Rittweger. "But the
conceptual design of our data centres goes much further."
Rhein-Ruhr 1 delivers data-centre services based on more than
300 globally unified standards that NTT Com’s
Nexcenter facilities have implemented for equipment and
operations, said the company.