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Qube migrates Zurich hosting platform to a new data centre facility

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Qube is excited to announce the migration of our Zurich managed hosting platform to a new data center facility!

Previously we were located in the Layer One facility in Zurich. We have now migrated our Swiss hosting presence and virtual platform to e-shelter Zurich. The new e-shelter facility is located in Rümlang, close to Zurich Kloten Airport.

e-shelter plans, develops and operates high-availability data centers whose infrastructures provide the highest level of physical security and operational reliability. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, e-shelter operates in six locations: Frankfurt am Main (2), Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and recently opened in Zurich.

The new Zurich facility, opened in June 2011, offers the highest levels of physical security and operational reliability through state-of-the-art redundant systems and an integrated facility management infrastructure. With a gross floor area of 26 000 square meters, the e-shelter Zurich data center is the largest purpose-built data center in Switzerland.

The facility meets the highest environmental standards: It has received the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum pre-certification by the US Green Building Council. The facility is 100% supplied by green electricity generated from hydro-electric power stations.

The facility will provide Qube clients with additional advantages due to standards based certifications: ISO9001, ISO27001 (security) and certified compliance to the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) circular 2008/07.

Qube began offering managed hosting services in Zurich in 2009 and we have since successfully expanded our VMware based cloud platform in the region to service customers who require high performance, secure managed cloud servers and managed networks. Our client profile in Switzerland is primarily based in the finance sector (insurance, funds, trading companies and forex). Many of these clients require multi-site architectures spread across our cloud hosting platforms in Zurich, London or New York and securely linked by managed IP VPN services.

As the Swiss cloud platform has grown, we sought out a data center facility partner that will meet our increasing client demands for higher physical data security and availability. e-shelter is our chosen partner in Switzerland, enabling Qube to deliver guaranteed service levels and promises to clients.

Qube is also adding additional compute capacity to our Zurich VMware cloud, an update about this will follow.

Call or e-mail Qube sales today to speak to us about cloud hosting in Switzerland.

Qube’s Zurich facility proving to be popular

Monday, June 28th, 2010

We have had a lot of interest recently in our Zurich hosting facility from clients needing a more central location on Europe as well as those wanting a Disaster Recovery (DR) site.

Switzerland in particular offers several unique advantages for both of these hosting requirements.
It is well known for it’s neutrality, political and economic stability, large financial services industry and lower tax rates than most other European countries.
It also offers a very high level of privacy, data protection and confidentiality. Zurich is very well connected, has many international links to the large European economies surrounding the country and the latency is only 20ms to London.

All of these factors really do make sense when you are considering a hosting location in Europe.

We are undertaking a project to upgrade the site this summer and will be leasing more space in this facility. As a result, we will be able to offer a full suite of services including Managed Cloud Servers in this sought after data centre location.