The City Council of Berne approves loans for second data center
In order to increase the reliability of the IT infrastructure operations, the city of Berne is investing in a redundant data center. The second site is hosted and operated by the NTS Workspace AG.
The City Council has approved the requested investment and operating loans by a large majority. Thus, in January 2015, the planning and implementation of the second data center will start. When completed, the city of Berne has a fully redundant data center operation, which will guarantee the security, stability and a very high availability of the computer and communications platform.
SwissIX connection with 10 Gbps
NTS increases the capacity of its SwissIX connection to 10 Gbps
For 10 years NTS uses direct peering connections via SwissIX to other providers.
The capacity of these connections have been increased several times over time and during 2014 a connection with 10 Gbps was implemented on a SwissIX core location in Zurich.
NTS welcomes Netflix in Switzerland!
We are looking forward together with Netflix for a successful launch in Switzerland.
Today, Netflix launched its streaming TV service in Switzerland. In order to supply a smooth television experience to our customers, we have installed a so-called content-cache in our network core. The cache server is integrated directly into the NTS backbone and is updated daily with the latest series and blockbuster movies.
NTS is the new colocation partner of the City of Bern
For security reasons, the city of Bern wants to operate a second data center externally
As part of a bid for a second external data center, the NTS Workspace AG has been awarded the contract for the realization. The business still has to be approved by the City Council. Commissioning is scheduled in the first half of 2015 according to current plans.
Heating with waste heat recovery
The waste heat from our data centers could be used ecologically worthwhile this winter.
The heat recovery at the site Colobern North has again saved well over 55'000 liters of heating oil this winter. In addition, also at the site Colobern South a new heat recovery system was installed in spring of 2014, which is able to fully cover the heat demand of the entire building. This is roughly equivalent to 30'000 cubic meters of gas.
Currently, the preparatory and planning works are ongoing for a heat recovery system at the site colozüri.ch, which will go into operation next fall.
Of course, the energy to operate the heat pumps are obtained from 100% renewable sources (primarily hydropower).