e-shelter, a subsidiary of the Japanese company NTT Communications, is commissioning its tenth data center in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The company is already planning to expand the center by investing a further 50 million euros.
Customers can outsource their IT and network systems to the new data center "Rhein-Ruhr 1". The center offers a high-performance infrastructure environment for data processing and transmission and guarantees maximum security standards.
Rupprecht Rittweger, Managing Director of e-shelter, explains that the market for data centers in Germany is growing by 30 percent annually. For this reason, the company is already planning an extension in which an additional 50 million euros are to be invested. "We are providing the infrastructure that Germany will need in the future." Sufficient data center capacity is "a foundation for digital sovereignty in our state," says Rittweger, explaining the company's growth plans. e-shelter's customers include public authorities and large corporations such as banks, insurance companies and telecommunications companies. But it is also targeting small and medium-sized businesses, says Markus Ecke, manager at e-shelter. Particularly in the digitization processes, small and medium-sized companies also attach importance to storing required data on external servers.
Reinhard Limbach, mayor of the city of Bonn, underlined how the new settlement strengthens Bonn as an IT location. With its unique concentration of public authorities in this area, the city is already one of the four most important IT locations in Germany.
In Germany, the NTT Group employs around 5,300 people. The company operates in 196 countries and is the world's largest provider of data center capacity. The subsidiary e-shelter is considered to be the leader in this field in Germany.