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Opening of Edge Data Centre in the Hagerbach Test Gallery

Underground data centres for the urban spaces of the future

Sep 20, 2019

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For the first time, the prototype of a modular data centre developed for underground placement was presented this week in the Hagerbach Test Gallery. The project, led by the Swiss Center of Applied Underground Technologies (SCAUT), aims to use underground rooms for Edge Data Centres in order to save the limited and expensive space on the surface.

The "Edge Computing - Underground" concept was developed in collaboration with Datwyler Cabling Solutions and Amberg Engineering as a cost-effective, space-saving and secure solution for the challenges of the smart cities of the future.

49 guests attended the opening presentation of the Edge Computing prototype on September 18. After the presentation of the prototype the guests could visit the installation and ask the experts their questions.

"Even though we live in a dynamic world full of uncertainties, one thing is clear: the amount of data resulting from new technologies such as IoT will to a large extent have to be processed decentrally and partly underground", explained Johannes Müller, CEO of Dätwyler Cabling Solutions AG (today: Dätwyler IT Infra AG).

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