Aruba opens Italy’s largest data centre campus
Thu 5 Oct 2017
Aruba has announced the opening of the largest data centre campus in Italy, just on the outskirts of Milan.
To mark the opening, the web hosting, email, and domain registration firm is hosting a two-day event with guests including astronaut Umberto Guidoni.
Aruba claims that the opening of the data centre will create one of the largest cloud hubs in Europe, in part thanks to its location in the north of Italy.
According to the company, the data centre campus has been designed, and built, with the aim of exceeding market standards for reliability and performance. It claims that the facility will be ready for the future expansion, given the size of the site – in preparation for increased data production in the future.
It includes individual dedicated servers, physical and cloud infrastructure solutions, and disaster recovery and business continuity solutions. Aruba states that the campus includes comprehensive outsourcing of IT infrastructure, multi-carrier connectivity, routing and hardware supplies, as well as multi-purpose areas to fulfil the broadest range of logistical needs.
The campus is designed to be energy efficient, using renewable sources, such as an external hydroelectric plant and a photovoltaic system with a geothermal cooling system.
Aruba CEO, Stefano Cecconi, said: ‘We are proud to officially present our global cloud data centre, an ambitious project which, despite its size and complexity, we have managed to complete in a short space of time.
‘This is an important milestone for us, and at the same time it represents only the first step in developing all the other major facilities within the campus.’
The firm believes that the facility will be the first ‘point of reference’ for businesses that move their data from the UK and into an EU country following Brexit, in accordance with GDPR. It claims that its cloud platform is already compliant with GDPR regulations.