The DARZ GmbH data centre is located in a former safe building. As a result, it has one of the highest structural security levels in Germany. The company has a high responsibility to ensure that data centre capacities are available 24/7. Therefore, a fire protection concept was required that avoids risks inside. The fire protection should detect a possible fire as early as possible in order to be able to act promptly.
The data centre is located in the former vault building of the Hessische Landesbank. Therefore, the physical security of the building is very high with metre-thick walls, bullet-proof bulletproof glass panes as well as the earthquake and explosion-proof vault area. DARZ GmbH invested in comprehensive conversion measures in the form of installing new redundant building technology as well as a high-quality data centre infrastructure (TÜV Level III+/Trier 3+).
The Darmstadt data centre is equipped with indirectly free and thus particularly environmentally friendly cooling. The electricity used to operate the data centre is ecological. Various processes and trades of the DARZ are designed for environmental compatibility and energy saving. For this reason, the data centre received the German Data Centre Award (DRZP) in 2015 in the category "Overall Energy Efficiency in the Data Centre".
Our concept is to avoid dangers before they arise. This is also associated with enormous costs. However, we are convinced that our customers appreciate our efforts and investments in these dangerous times, especially for data.