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e-shelter on strong growth path: leading data center operator launches  second data center in Munich

Frankfurt, May 18th 2017 – e-shelter, a leading European data center operator, NTT Communications company, and “home to the cloud,” was joined by customers, partners, media representatives and civic leaders today to celebrate the opening of its second data center in Munich. The festivities included a welcoming address by the Bavarian Minister for Economic Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister Ilse Aigner as well as by the mayor of Unterschleißheim, Christoph Böck. 

Aigner: "Bavaria is the head of the digital revolution in Europe. The European Commission recently declared Munich as number one hotspot for ICT in Europe. A fundamental component for digitalization is data storage and processing, in particular with the highest level of data-security as well as a maximum degree of availability. e-shelter is one of the leading data center operators in Europe and guarantees highest standards and quality. The investment in the new data center is a further step in the company’s future and promotes Bavaria as internationally outstanding ICT-hub.”

Munich 2, based in the Unterschleißheim district of Munich, is the latest part of e-shelter’s ongoing expansion plans. The opening follows the mid-April launch of the highly-anticipated e-shelter innovation lab in Frankfurt.

Christoph Böck, mayor of Unterschleißheim: “The city of Unterschleißheim is an innovative business location. e-shelter, with its infrastructure, is another strong partner for us in an area with considerable future relevance - digital transformation. I am particularly happy that the city of Unterschleißheim meets the high security requirements and offers e-shelter the needed infrastructure to offer their customers a secure way to outsource their IT and network systems. I am convinced that many of our companies and start-ups in our digital start-up center ACU Accelerator Community Unterschleißheim will benefit from the new data center.” 

As an NTT Communications company, e-shelter customers are part of an expansive global data center network, which features over 140 data centers across EMEA, USA and Asia. Further locations across EMEA are to be announced in 2017.

“After teaming up with e-shelter almost two years ago, we have been delighted to watch them continue to achieve dynamic growth,” comments Tetsuya Shoji, president and CEO of NTT Communications. “The e-shelter team transforms ideas and strategies into tangible innovations, and supports clients and partners to implement their digital transformation projects successfully.”

e-shelter Munich 2 data center: flexible, secure, and energy-efficient

Munich 2 further expands e-shelter adding an additional 20 MW of power capacity and 6,200 square meters of technical space to the existing portfolio in excess of 300 MW of power capacity and 90,000 sqm of data center space across the DACH region. The facility is designed, built, and engineered to e-shelter’s globally renowned high standards. Key highlights of the facility include:

  • Room to grow: 6,200 square meters of customer technical space offering the full range of e-shelter flexible colocation solutions.
  • Highly resilient power:  20 MW of power capacity delivered from diverse, separate substations.
  • On site, in-house operations:  e-shelter’s own operations staff monitor and maintain all critical infrastructure systems.
  • On-site, in-house 24/7 Security Command and Control Center: staffed with e-shelter’s own security personnel maintaining e-shelter’s 7 level security systems.
  • Carrier neutral and global connectivity: Diverse fiber feeds and multiple carrier meet me rooms, providing access to a range of carriers and global web and cloud service providers.
  • High levels of energy efficiency: including groundwater cooling and cold-aisle containment systems with an overall annualized design PUE of 1.2.
  • Global reach: e-shelter customers at Munich 2 can directly connect into the NTT Communications expansive, global connectivity and data center ecosystem.

“The opening of our second data center in Munich makes everyone at e-shelter very proud. We offer our customers and partners a complete solution in a secure and highly available environment for their IT and network systems. Whether it is a colocation project, the rapid implementation of a project or the application of a private or hybrid cloud strategy, we dedicate our expertise and service to ensure their success,” explains Rupprecht Rittweger, CEO and founder of e-shelter. “As a result of digital transformation across all sectors of the economy, the demands in IT are continuously changing. The services we offer at Munich 2 will help us continue to be a reliable partner that guides our customers and partners through that change.“

About e-shelter innovation lab
Beyond space, power, and security, e-shelter offers new ways for technology providers, business partners, and end users to innovate with cloud technology in a vibrant community. The e-shelter innovation lab provides the setting for customers to test and validate distributed cloud architectures in a real-world production environment faster, with greater flexibility, and with lower up-front investment. A rapidly growing network of cloud, technology and integration partners is bringing private and hybrid cloud scenarios to life in the innovation lab, where customers and partners are able to test proven “use cases” on preinstalled IT platforms. Customers also have the ability to design “proof of concepts” that specifically target their business goals, which can then be quickly migrated to the production environment. The e-shelter innovation lab reduces the initial investment in complex new scenarios, enables IT Departments to measure the impact on IT service delivery, and helps accelerate time to market deployment.

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