Safe Host Launches Largest Data Center in Switzerland

Customer: Safe Host S.A., Switzerland
Project: Safe Host S.A. Data Center Gland, 2017-2018
Partner: Consultant: Büro Betelec, Installation: Swisspro, Renens
Application: Structured cabling for Managed Data Center Services, high density copper and fiber optic cabling, connectivity: Cat. 6A EL, Cat. 6A ISO and MPO.

Challenge

Swiss market leader Safe Host S.A. has built Switzerland’s largest data center in Gland. The capacity corresponds to a performance of 40 Megawatts over a usable area totaling 14,000 m2.

Managed services for corporate customers and organizations are the company’s core offering. The operational reliability of the data center fulfills the guidelines of the Swiss financial regulatory authority FINMA. Flexibly usable spaces, cabinets and racks are available for hosting, colocation and server housing. The Safe Host team supports customers from moving their servers right through to setting them up in the data center.

And Safe Host expected services of equal perfection from its suppliers and project partners. The cabling had to correspond perfectly to the infrastructures and services from the outset.

Solution

Safe Host’s requirements could be implemented fast with precisely and completely pre-terminated cabling units. R&M’s solution initially consists of structured cabling with copper and fiber optic connections for the entire building.

The basic equipment comprises FO trunks with MPO connectors and OM4 fibers, the R&M raceway system for cable guidance and copper cabling with Cat. 6A EL modules for connectivity. R&M delivered the high-end module Cat. 6A ISO as a version which was pre-terminated for specific applications and high density units. It is used together with the HD panel in the racks for hosting customers.

Result

There is great satisfaction at Safe Host about the support. Abdelhalim Ouali, Facility Operations Coordinator, highlights the positive experience with R&M: “My contact at R&M was and still is always available for me, on every conceivable communication channel, and often pays us a personal visit. He understands me and my needs and always goes that extra mile for Safe Host. We have intense discussions about requirements and desires and talk about them together. They are then all taken into consideration and implemented to my total satisfaction!”

Safe Host also recommends that new hosting customers realize their infrastructures with products from R&M. In the managed port sector, Safe Host offers connectivity solutions on demand on the basis of Fast Type or Gigabit Ethernet. In this field of application, the cabling is also from R&M.

“My contact at R&M was and still is always available for me. He understands me and my needs and always goes that extra mile for Safe Host.”

Abdelhalim Ouali, Facility Operations Coordinator, Safe Host S.A. Data Center Gland



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Walter Kurzen

By Walter Kurzen

R&M Switzerland