Work with a colocation provider in your area and put your new servers in a rack there. In this way, you can gradually expand without reaching your limits. Thanks to the good networking of the external data center with your location, you won’t notice any difference.
The biggest cost driver in a data center is power consumption: 50% of the electricity consumption is for cooling, 20% for air flow, and 15% for cold water distribution. In shared provider data center infrastructures, these system costs can be distributed among many companies, which makes it cheaper for you. In addition, our data centers are ecologically designed from the ground up. This also reduces power consumption and thus costs.
A data center must be designed and built ecologically, because every kilowatt of system power in a data center with a poor PUE value costs the customer money – without any value in return. Many smaller, older data centers have a PUE value of greater than 2. This means that operating costs are twice as high as in an ecologically designed data center. In addition, there are new regulations regarding energy efficiency. Data center operators with a PUE of around 2 should consider collaborating with an external data center operating company.
Alongside its many advantages, digitalization is also responsible for a significant proportion of CO2 emissions worldwide, putting a strain on the climate. This makes it all the more important that energy-intensive IT infrastructure is operated in the most environmentally sound way possible. The Netrics data centers are based on phased, modular architecture for maximum optimization of power usage effectiveness (PUE). In addition to the low-CO2 production of cooling through freecooling – and higher system temperature, the waste heat produced is used by nearby consumers. The electricity used comes from renewable sources, allowing carbon-neutral operation of the data centers even today. Outsource your infrastructure to our data centers – for the good of the environment!
IoT, AI, Big Data, Augmented Reality and other innovative technologies require extremely high data center performance and short latency to render the applications in a user-friendly manner.
When you outsource your data to an external data center in your area, you benefit from the provider’s high-performance installations and ensure an extremely fast connection for top performance.
Modern data centers are built ecologically from the ground up. For example, your waste heat is used in nearby buildings, cooling is produced from the open air, and cold aisles are separated from hot aisles. This is extremely difficult to achieve in existing infrastructures. In addition, the biggest cost driver is electricity, and this is largely required for generating cooling and air flow followed by the associated losses. In a properly dimensioned professional data center, these infrastructure costs are optimized and shared across many customers and space. This allows for completely different price structures. Investing in the modernization of an outdated data center is no longer a good idea. Repurpose your space and outsource your servers to a data center near you. Your CFO will be pleased with the amount of money you save.
On-premises data centers have many hidden costs that are charged to different accounts, including room rental, electricity, staff, servers, insurance, etc. It is usually not easy to create a total cost overview.
Download our TCO (total cost of ownership) calculator and in a few minutes you will receive a total cost calculation based on benchmark values for your data center in comparison to a provider solution.
Work with a data center and cloud service provider like Netrics. You can continue to run your existing servers in our data centers and gradually transfer them to the cloud. You can start new applications right away in the private or public cloud – depending on compliance requirements. We manage your hybrid infrastructure from a central source.
Today, computing and storage capacity can simply be obtained on demand as a service from the public cloud. However, not all infrastructure components and applications are suitable for a transition to the cloud. Legal issues often play a role here as well. However, you still don’t have to operate expensive data center infrastructure in-house. In our state-of-the-art data centers, we offer you the ideal location for your IT infrastructure – from a single rack to a private room. What’s more, you can get the best of both worlds with a hybrid solution that combines services from the public cloud with infrastructure from the data center.
More and more IT infrastructure is being migrated to a data center or directly to the cloud. High-performance and stable connections are required to ensure communication between the locations, the data centers or the cloud. Businesses often already have long-standing relationships and contracts with specific providers. Our six data centers, based in three different regions of Switzerland, are carrier-neutral. We cooperate with over 40 providers and help you to continue using your existing connections. Or we can help you to make the best possible selection of cables, IP transit, peering agreements, dark fibers or connections to the public cloud when upgrading.
Create your backup in an external data center and ensure georedundant data storage. Contact us and we will design the right colocation setup for you.
Strict requirements from building laws and regulations regarding ecological aspects make the construction of a data center almost impossible or very expensive in many cities. The installation of air-conditioning systems or extensive backup power systems with diesel generators are often prohibited or require a special permit that is very difficult to obtain. The requirements for energy use are becoming even stricter, as the Energy Strategy 2050 shows. Only data centers that are designed and built ecologically from the ground up achieve good ecological values (PUE). In addition, shared facilities are much more ecological. Electricity costs are saved in the external data centers, which also reduces costs for the customers who use them.
One more reason for companies to outsource the data center services they need.
Your servers are connected directly to a hotspot and therefore to the “main line.” The users enjoy an optimal user experience. The latency times, i.e. the time it takes for information or a data packet to travel from the source to its destination, are significantly shorter when your IT solution is operated in an external data center with a high-performance network. This also means that the perceptible performance (loading times, page structure, etc.) is higher for the user.
Yes. Georedundancy is realized with two or more spatially separated Netrics data centers in Switzerland. Even in the unlikely event of a component failure or an entire data center failure, your data and applications are available without interruption. In other words, your business continuity is guaranteed at all times.
The distribution of infrastructure across different sites within the business, in the data center or in the cloud is commonplace today. State-of-the-art networks make connecting these locations a straightforward process. Our six data centers are carrier-neutral. We have a good relationship with over 40 providers, enabling us to realize the best possible connection for your locations, with cables, IP transit, optical services, dark fiber and peerings from the data center. For connections to the public cloud, we have close links with key providers such as Microsoft (ExpressRoute), Google and Amazon.
Data center migration is a logistical challenge that can be likened to open-heart surgery. Under no circumstances should data be lost and migration often has to be achieved with minimal service interruptions. The experienced data center migration team from Netrics will support you in planning and implementing your move to one of our six data centers. In addition to focusing on compliance and security, we concentrate on ensuring that the process is as convenient as possible for you. You can choose how much help you would like us to provide. from conceptual design to complete data center migration.
Netrics supports you from consulting to migration to operation in our data centers – and beyond. We will provide the inspiration you need to repurpose the vacated space in an innovative and meaningful way. We also take care of the recycling of equipment that is no longer required.
And we go one step further: your existing data center employees are welcome in the Netrics team if they are suitably qualified. We see this as part of social responsibility.
In spite of digitalization and remote control options, scenarios can still occur that require physical intervention on site. Netrics provides you with a Hands & Eyes service at each of the data centers, which acts like an extended arm that reaches into the data center, taking on tasks such as installation and removal, replacement and control of hardware components or the execution of routines for fixing bugs.
Infrastructure and data safeguarding requirements are constantly growing. Digital assets must be protected in the best possible way. Netrics’ six data centers meet the highest security standards and have the required certifications (ISO 27001, FINMA compliant). Five security zones ensure maximum security in and around the data centers. The Netrics CISO (Chief Information and Security Officer) will be happy to advise you on all security matters and will help tailor them to your needs.
As a customer, live data from our data center is available to you at all times. You are informed in real time about the exact temperature, power, balance, humidity, access status, etc. The conditions in the data center are transparent and monitored professionally.
Hybrid scenarios, in which services based in the public cloud are combined with infrastructure in the data center, are commonplace today. To deliver the required user experience, a particularly stable, high-performance connection to the public cloud is needed. With Cloud Connect, we help you connect to the cloud provider of your choice. Netrics maintains close links with the most important public cloud providers such as Microsoft (ExpressRoute), Google and Amazon, helping you to get the most out of your hybrid infrastructure.
With Hybrid Cloud Management you are being on the safe side. We take over the management of your Azure public cloud as well as the operation of your applications in our data centers. Professional monitoring shows us the status of your system and indicates any problems that may arise down the road. So you can have complete peace of mind – that your data is in professional hands.
Modernization and migration of your IT to a Netrics data center can take place in different ways. Below you will find three migration scenarios of varying scope:
1. Move: Your existing servers will be moved to one of Netrics’ six data centers.
2. Lift: Your data and applications will be moved to new servers, certain ones migrated to more modern applications, possibly others sourced from the cloud (SaaS).
3. Shift: Your applications will be completely redesigned and operated in a Netrics data center.