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Aruba trebling capacity with two new Milan data centres

10 Oct 18

The relentless demand for more data is clearly illustrated in the actions of the big data centre operators.

One year since the opening of Italy’s largest data centre campus, Aruba has announced it is now working on two additional data centre buildings to cater for the ongoing growth and the rush for more storage.

Aruba’s data centre A (DC-A) opened in October last year in the Global Cloud Data Center campus near Milan with a total surface area of 17,500 square metres, and a net surface area dedicated to servers reaching 10,000 square metres spread across 10 independent data rooms.

According to the company, the facility is now on the verge of being completely booked up, bringing cause to the new investment which will treble the current capacity.

“The first year at our Global Cloud Data Center has given us a lot of success and satisfaction and we look forward to more of the same with the two new buildings we’ve started working on,” says Aruba S.p.A. managing director Stefano Cecconi.

The company is purportedly working with a number of large companies across a range of sectors, including logistics, automotive, electronics, services companies, in addition to a number of small and medium-sized businesses for its colocation facilities.

Aruba has also fortified longstanding partnerships with major vendors contributing to the data centre’s technological aspects, including Dell EMC, Intel, NetApp, Cisco, VMware, Veeam, Zerto, Honeywell, Fiamm – Hitachi, Sunpower, Socomec and Stulz.

According to Cecconi, the company continues to invest significant amounts of time and money into innovation, and this can be illustrated in the number of certifications it has received, which include ISO 27001 for maximum security when it comes to managing company information and data, ISO 9001 for improving organisational management and processes, and ISO 14001 which guarantees an ongoing commitment to pursuing environmental sustainability objectives in various aspects of business.

The facility has also managed to achieve ANSI TIA 942, compliance with the highest standard of resilience that classifies data centres as infrastructures capable of avoiding service disruption thanks to the highest levels of redundancy at their sites.

“In just 284 working days, we managed to create a totally ecological structure, equipped with the latest technology. There is so much to be happy about and this is only driving us to apply ourselves more passionately to delivering excellent services for our customers," Cecconi concludes.

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