Our new apprentice is here
We cordially welcome our new employee Simon Truttmann. This week he will start an apprenticeship as a computer scientist EFZ with specialization in systems engineering.
However, our youngest employee will not be in our office or on the phone for another year. Until then, he shall attend the basic training year at ICT Berufsbildungscenter.
Expansion of peering presence to Amsterdam
Since the beginning of May we are also connected to the AMS-IX in Amsterdam.
Additional direct peerings with other Internet service providers shorten the paths and latency times are also improved. Now we are present with a first 10GE port at AMS-IX and a further expansion will be made if necessary.
Groundbreaking ceremony for new building
The NTS Group is constructing a new building at the Wölflistrasse in the Wankdorf area in Berne as the headquarters of NTS Workspace AG and for the operation of a data center
The search for a suitable parcel of land lasted several years. After checking several different locations, the NTS Group was now able to acquire a suitable plot of land from the canton of Berne. «The property is ideally located. It meets all our strict risk assessment criteria for the location of a data center. In addition, the location is very well developed», commented company founder and CEO Niklaus Hug.
The responsible governmental councilor Christoph Ammann, economics director of the canton of Berne, states: «The possibility for a Bernese company to expand thanks to this land sales, was an important argument for the governing council of the canton of Berne to agree on this transaction.»
The ground-breaking ceremony on November 21st, 2017 officially started the construction works. The opening and commissioning is planned for spring 2019.
The building will have a gross floor area of around 7500m2 in solid reinforced concrete construction to achieve the highest seismic safety class. Around 1000m2 will be converted into office space for up to 40 employees.
«We can plan and build the building according to our requirements without compromise», says Reto Burkhalter, co-owner.
The data center will meet the highest level of Tier IV standard availability. With the new building, the highest possible energy efficiency will be achieved including waste heat recovery and physical safety. A large photovoltaic system will be built on the roof. After completion, biometric access control, strict separation of persons and video surveillance will ensure safety at the highest level.
Fact Sheet (DE)
Stay cool with NTS
Together with the energy agency of the economy (EnaW) in search of further energy efficiency measures
If it's about making data center operations even more efficient and sustainable, there are no prohibitions on thinking at NTS. Already today, various measures such as the consistent use of waste heat have been implemented. Currently, other projects such as photovoltaic systems are being intensively examined.
Additional reading can be found in the August issue of EnaW-konkret
Success for our apprentice at the ICT Professional Championships
Michael Teuscher is ranked on the third place in the category Web Design and Development
We congratulate our apprentice on his success at this year's ICTskills 2017, which took place in Zurich as part of the Informatiktage 2017.
In the four disciplines of application development, system engineering, mediamatics and web design, the 93 participants, who qualified in spring, competed against each other.
Further details on the ICTskills website