Welcome!

Artificial Intelligence Authors: Elizabeth White, Nate Vickery, Rene Buest, Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan

News Feed Item

Data Center Deep Inside a Swiss Mountain Nominated as 'Most Extreme DC Deployment 2012'

VEGHEL, The Netherlands and ZURICH, December 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Minkels and Deltalis see their modular approach recognized by DatacenterDynamics Awards

The Deltalis RadixCloud data center 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 Center Deployment'. Supplier Minkels  and operator Deltalis  see it as a recognition for their 'modular' thinking in the data center environment.

Deltalis RadixCloud lies deep inside a mountain near the Swiss Gotthard massif. This location offers clients of Deltalis an extreme secure Tier IV colocation facility. It's also a highly energy-efficient data center 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 center for the Swiss Air Force, the rock chambers of the Deltalis RadixCloud data center provide a huge space. The Deltalis data center consists of several multi storey buildings built into the granite rock, providing its customers with military-grade secured colocation space. Deltalis has vaulted ceilings in separated rooms and pillars around which colocation facilities had to be created. At this extreme location, data center supplier Minkels, part of the global organization of Legrand Group, implemented its modular data center products.

Modular data center solutions

Minkels was specifically selected by Deltalis for its modular approach, delivering modular data center solutions such as Minkels Varicon M data center racks and Minkels Cold Corridor aisle containment solutions meant for an energy-efficient separation of cold and warm airflows. "The modularity and energy-efficiency of Minkels' solutions fully matched our detailed and location specific requirements," says Michael Imfeld, VP Marketing & Sales at Deltalis.  "Modularity in the data center solutions being offered, together with Minkels' approach to fully customize its solutions on top of that, helped us to create a maximum of efficiency in our data center infrastructure. The infrastructure now connects seamlessly with the capricious cave-like environment."

Modularity and full customization on top of - but also within - modular options are key features to Minkels' data center solutions. Jeroen Hol, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Minkels: "By offering modularity and full customization as standard features we do not only meet challenges associated with deployment in 'difficult' locations such as the Swiss Mountains project, it also facilitates current developments regarding the evolving data center dynamics and increasing need for flexibility and scalability when it comes to cloud computing and virtualization."

Green data center

Energy-efficiency goals and green data center operating principles are an integral part of Deltalis' data center deployment at this extreme location. Imfeld: "Apart from the energy-efficient characteristics of Minkels' solutions, we are using energy-efficient natural mountain resources, such as cold glacier water for the cooling. Of course, a project such as this requires quite some improvisation force from a supplier, but Minkels has modularity and customization integrated in its vendor supply principles. This helped us in our innovative efforts, it maximized our adaptability to the irregular environmental conditions inside the mountain."

On the 13th of December Minkels and Deltalis will attend the  Gala Ceremony of the DatacenterDynamics EMEA 2012 Awards. Over 600 industry professionals will join this black tie Gala Awards Ceremony at the Lancaster London hotel, celebrating excellence across the data center industry. The DatacenterDynamics EMEA 6th Annual Awards is held to recognise innovation, leadership and 'out of the box' thinking in the data center industry across the EMEA region.

---------------------------------

About Minkels

Minkels (http://www.minkels.com), part of the listed Legrand Group, is a European producer and global supplier of total solutions for data center infrastructure with its head office, R&D departments and production facilities in the Netherlands (Veghel), own establishments in the UK, Switzerland, Belgium and France, as well as sales agencies in Germany and the United States. Minkels' product portfolio is subdivided into data center cooling (Varicondition®), data center housing (Varicon®), data center power distribution (Varicon Power™) and data center monitoring (Varicontrol®). Important products in the Minkels' portfolio are data center water-cooling solutions (Varicondition H2O), hybrid cooling solutions using water and air, as well as energy-efficient  DX air-cooling solutions for small server rooms (Varicondition-DX®). Additionally, Minkels supplies systems that efficiently separate hot and cold air flows in the data center.

---------------------------------

About Deltalis RadixCloud Data Center

Deltalis RadixCloud (http://www.deltalis.com) is an ultra-modern cloud data center located inside the Swiss Alps, with extreme stability as tested in recent live measurements. The mountain itself keeps the Deltalis data center energy-efficient and ultra-protected. A cool, constant year-round temperature inside the mountain, abundant cooling water and an innovative cooling system minimize electricity bills and CO2 output. This brand-new 15,000 m2 facility is close to Zurich, has good road and rail connections and has access to the main north/south high-speed fibre Internet route through Switzerland. Experienced staff, the highest reliability standards (Tier IV) and the fastest data connections make this facility unique. Deltalis customers benefit from the high quality standards of one of the greenest data centers in the world, and also from its superior size and innovative technological set-up utilizing extensive natural water resources.
---------------------------------
Pictures of RadixCloud Deltalis Data Center

You can download pictures of the RadixCloud Deltalis Data Center through the following link: http://www.minkels.com/medialibrary

SOURCE Minkels

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
"We've been engaging with a lot of customers including Panasonic, we've been involved with Cisco and now we're working with the U.S. government - the Department of Homeland Security," explained Peter Jung, Chief Product Officer at Pulzze Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Calligo, an innovative cloud service provider offering mid-sized companies the highest levels of data privacy and security, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Calligo offers unparalleled application performance guarantees, commercial flexibility and a personalised support service from its globally located cloud plat...
"We are focused on SAP running in the clouds, to make this super easy because we believe in the tremendous value of those powerful worlds - SAP and the cloud," explained Frank Stienhans, CTO of Ocean9, Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devic...
"The Striim platform is a full end-to-end streaming integration and analytics platform that is middleware that covers a lot of different use cases," explained Steve Wilkes, Founder and CTO at Striim, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We provide IoT solutions. We provide the most compatible solutions for many applications. Our solutions are industry agnostic and also protocol agnostic," explained Richard Han, Head of Sales and Marketing and Engineering at Systena America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that DXWorldExpo has been named “Global Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. Digital Transformation is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Datera, that offers a radically new data management architecture, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Datera is transforming the traditional datacenter model through modern cloud simplicity. The technology industry is at another major inflection point. The rise of mobile, the Internet of Things, data storage and Big...
DX World EXPO, LLC., a Lighthouse Point, Florida-based startup trade show producer and the creator of "DXWorldEXPO® - Digital Transformation Conference & Expo" has announced its executive management team. The team is headed by Levent Selamoglu, who has been named CEO. "Now is the time for a truly global DX event, to bring together the leading minds from the technology world in a conversation about Digital Transformation," he said in making the announcement.
"MobiDev is a Ukraine-based software development company. We do mobile development, and we're specialists in that. But we do full stack software development for entrepreneurs, for emerging companies, and for enterprise ventures," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
While the focus and objectives of IoT initiatives are many and diverse, they all share a few common attributes, and one of those is the network. Commonly, that network includes the Internet, over which there isn't any real control for performance and availability. Or is there? The current state of the art for Big Data analytics, as applied to network telemetry, offers new opportunities for improving and assuring operational integrity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jim Frey, Vice President of S...
SYS-CON Events announced today that DXWorldExpo has been named “Global Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. Digital Transformation is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions.
In his opening keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Michael Maximilien, Research Scientist, Architect, and Engineer at IBM, discussed the full potential of the cloud and social data requires artificial intelligence. By mixing Cloud Foundry and the rich set of Watson services, IBM's Bluemix is the best cloud operating system for enterprises today, providing rapid development and deployment of applications that can take advantage of the rich catalog of Watson services to help drive insights from the vast t...
SYS-CON Events announced today that EnterpriseTech has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. EnterpriseTech is a professional resource for news and intelligence covering the migration of high-end technologies into the enterprise and business-IT industry, with a special focus on high-tech solutions in new product development, workload management, increased effic...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Massive Networks, that helps your business operate seamlessly with fast, reliable, and secure internet and network solutions, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. As a premier telecommunications provider, Massive Networks is headquartered out of Louisville, Colorado. With years of experience under their belt, their team of...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloud Academy named "Bronze Sponsor" of 21st International Cloud Expo which will take place October 31 - November 2, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Academy is the industry’s most innovative, vendor-neutral cloud technology training platform. Cloud Academy provides continuous learning solutions for individuals and enterprise teams for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and the most popular cloud com...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudistics, an on-premises cloud computing company, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloudistics delivers a complete public cloud experience with composable on-premises infrastructures to medium and large enterprises. Its software-defined technology natively converges network, storage, compute, virtualization, and ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CHEETAH Training & Innovation will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct. 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CHEETAH Training & Innovation is a cloud consulting and IT training firm specializing in improving clients cloud strategies and infrastructures for medium to large companies.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Datanami has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Datanami is a communication channel dedicated to providing insight, analysis and up-to-the-minute information about emerging trends and solutions in Big Data. The publication sheds light on all cutting-edge technologies including networking, storage and applications, and thei...
The current age of digital transformation means that IT organizations must adapt their toolset to cover all digital experiences, beyond just the end users’. Today’s businesses can no longer focus solely on the digital interactions they manage with employees or customers; they must now contend with non-traditional factors. Whether it's the power of brand to make or break a company, the need to monitor across all locations 24/7, or the ability to proactively resolve issues, companies must adapt to...