Toshiba opens first European datacentre

Summary:Toshiba has opened a datacentre in the Rhône-Alpes region of France to support an ecocity project.

Toshiba has opened its first European datacentre in France to provide hosting for French companies and an ecocity project known as the Lyon Smart Community

The €1m datacentre was officially last week in a ready-built facility just outside Lyon. 

Philippe Hartmanshenn, managing director of Toshiba Systèmes France said the company had chosen to locate a datacentre in Lyon so that it could provide local hosting to clients in the public and private sectors, in addition to providing compute and storage for the Lyon Smart Community Project. 

Toshiba has been tasked with designing and developing an energy planning system for the ecocity. 

Although the site was officially launched last week, it has has been serving education and healthcare customers since the start of February. 

The datacentre is a Tier 3 facility, which means it has a certain level of resilience built in. Datacentre resilience is measured on a tiered scale that goes from one to four, with one being the least resilient and four being the most. A Tier 3 datacentre has an expected availability of 99.982 percent uptime and features such as a dual power supply, in line with standards set by the Telecommunications Industry Association.

Topics: Data Centers, EU, Hardware


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