March 18, 2011 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – A groundbreaking ceremony brought together data center staff, city leaders and contractors in a symbolic start to work on a brand new data center park in Nuremberg, Germany, for international webhosting company Hetzner Online AG
. The first two units of the high-performance data center will house up to 30,000 servers and are expected to be up and running by the end of the year.
The continued positive development of Hetzner Online prompted the company to source Nuremberg as the ideal location for future expansion. With an area of 40,000 m² the Nuremberg site has the potential capacity for over 100,000 servers to meet future demand. The site is supported by excellent fibre optic connections for a fast exchange of data and its substation proximity allows for a readily available supply of power.
"Nuremberg is an important internet traffic hub in Germany, connecting internet users around the globe. We are looking forward to introducing our Nuremberg site to our international client base," said Christian Fitz, Marketing Manager for Hetzner Online.
The Nuremberg project will be built to the highest standards. High-performance direct free cooling, surveillance and security equipment, as well as backup generating facilities to ensure an uninterrupted power supply, will support the IT infrastructure needed to provide a smooth and efficient service. Engineers will be on duty 24/7 offering flexible support and high-performance IT solutions to Hetzner Online´s increasingly international client portfolio.
Caption: Sketch of the data center park in Nuremberg
About Hetzner Online
Hetzner Online is a professional web hosting provider and experienced data center operator. Since 1997 the company has provided private and business clients with high-performance hosting products as well as the necessary infrastructure for the efficient operation of websites. A combination of stable technology, attractive pricing and flexible support and service enables Hetzner Online to continuously strengthen its market position both nationally and internationally.