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For its planned data center relocation, Daimler has chosen maincubes as one of its two new colocation partners. The German automobile manufacturer and mobility service provider wants to further advance the main fields of the mobile future, i.e. networking, autonomous driving, flexible use and electric drives. In order to meet all requirements, Daimler needs an IT landscape that is scalable, secure and reliable. At the same time, cloud platforms are increasingly important to create the digital future. Among other reasons, this is why Daimler is now relocating its central data center from Stuttgart to Frankfurt – the location for internet and cloud with high bandwidths and low latency on various services. In maincubes’ colocation data center, Daimler can flexibly operate its IT services and react to future requirements for hybrid cloud solutions. The automobile manufacturer plans to continue storing business-critical data within its own infrastructure. For innovative mobility services such as analytics solutions, however, the company wants to build on the dynamics and performance of the cloud.
Optimum networking and optimum security
With its proximity to the largest German Internet Exchange point, maincubes (since Q2-2019 as so called “DE-CIX-enabled site”) is able to offer a powerful internet connection, which forms the basis for the successful networking of vehicles and further innovative mobility services. An optimal supply of optical fiber guarantees direct access to many central telecommunications routes both nationally and internationally. In addition to wide-ranging connectivity, maincubes stands for high-level security – thanks to its highly available technologies and processes, which conform with the best practices of the new industry standard Zero Outage, maincubes offers a security concept which provides Daimler with the necessary basis for secure IT services. With a certification according to TÜV Level 3 and EN50600 availability class 3, the data center meets even the highest demands. The ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certificate confirms that the data center operator meets the highest standards in terms of IT and physical security.
Basis for strategic partnerships
maincubes is building the secureexchange® platform to enable secure marketplaces in the mobility sector and other markets of the digital future. This platform enables Daimler to create valuable partnerships with its suppliers, service providers and customers for the secure exchange of data in connection with IoT and cloud services. In addition, the resulting horizontal networking in eco-systems will create new business models for implementing Daimler’s digital strategy – especially with regard to the monetarization of data and services for the mobility of the digital future.
Sustainability as decisive criterion
For Daimler, moving to Frankfurt not only means an increased degree of flexibility, but also a necessary and sustainable transformation on the way to the company’s digital future. In selecting its partners, the most important criteria were sustainable technology, transparency and reliability of the operating processes as well as sustainability with regard to energy efficiency and electricity consumption. Daimler decided, among others, in favor of the data center operator maincubes that was awarded the German Data Center Prize and whose data center in Offenbach, near Frankfurt, newly opened in October 2017, is a flagship among the data centers in the Rhine-Main region. The color green not only dominates the façade of the building, but also reflects its inner values: high energy efficiency with an excellent PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) value of less than 1.3, environmentally friendly and CO2-neutral operation as well as the use of green electricity speak for themselves.
maincubes, founded in 2012 and headquartered in Frankfurt/Main, is a German company and part of the medium-sized Zech Group, Bremen. maincubes provides its customers with a network of high-availability data centers of different sizes and features that enables colocation in conjunction with secure eco-systems for the digital future of companies in various industries. In the future, customers and partners of maincubes can connect worldwide via the secureexchange® platform and use the platform participants’ cybersecurity, IoT, connectivity and cloud services to expand their business opportunities. Maincubes services are secure, efficient and user-friendly.