euNetworks Connects Data Centre DARZ, Delivering the Shortest Fibre Route from Darmstadt to Frankfurt

Frankfurt, GERMANY 10 June 2015 – euNetworks GmbH, Europe’s bandwidth infrastructure provider, today announced it has delivered Dark Fibre connecting to DARZ, a highly secure and unique data centre located in Darmstadt, 30km outside of Frankfurt. Given its location and facility features due to being a former bank vault and nuclear shelter, DARZ is a natural site for the financial services community to use as their back up and disaster recovery (BCDR) location. euNetworks’ new fibre connection offers both diversity and scalable bandwidth options for companies looking to take services in this facility.

euNetworks is Europe’s leading data centre connectivity provider, directly connecting over 260 data centres across the region today. The addition of DARZ to its Frankfurt DC Connect metro footprint provides rapid connection and access to colocation, storage, cloud service providers and managed services for companies in the Frankfurt area. As a Pan European bandwidth infrastructure provider, direct connection of this facility to euNetworks’ footprint also delivers a seamless connectivity experience for companies outside of Germany looking to expand their IT infrastructure in this important market.

DARZ is one of the newer data centres in the market. Its foundations include 1 metre thick reinforced concrete walls and an underground storage facility for hard drives and magnetic tapes, offering customers a higher security proposition than many facilities. The 8,000m2 gross floor space and 2,400m2 data centre floor space meets the requirements of the international regulatory framework for financial institutions, Basel III.

“We are delighted to be working with DARZ, offering companies scalable and low latency connectivity options to this state of the art facility,” said Kevin Dean, Chief Marketing Officer of euNetworks. “euNetworks has delivered the shortest fibre route to the site, with diversity and resiliency. It is an impressive facility and is now part of our Frankfurt DC Connect solution. That means customers have access to fast and reliable bandwidth to this site and also between DARZ and other on-net data centres and exchanges in Frankfurt and further afield on our footprint. Our status as an AWS direct connect partner also enables access to further cloud based service options.”

“Partnering with euNetworks was important in enabling wider access and rapid delivery of our services to the market,” said Lars Goebel, Head of Sales and IT Operations at DARZ. “Our service portfolio ranges from colocation, hosting and storage, to managed services and we are working closely with System Integrators and Cloud Service Providers to ensure a vast range of IT services are available to our clients. We look forward to growing our relationship with euNetworks and supporting a wide range of sectors at DARZ.”

About DARZ As a full IT Service Provider, DARZ offers a wide range of IT Services such as Colocation, Hosting and Managed services in their own 2,400sqm high security data centre. DARZ ensures the highest physical security and operational availability for IT-Systems and network systems for their customers. As a carrier neutral facility, DARZ offers access to different carrier and cloud service providers in DARZ and Frankfurt. Opened in July 2014, DARZ is located in the old vault building of the bank of Hessen where gold reserves were stored in the past.

DARZ Press Contact: Fink & Fuchs Public Relations AG Nicole Celikkesen 0611-74131-52 nicole.celikkesen@ffpr.de
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About euNetworks

euNetworks is a bandwidth infrastructure company, owning and operating 17 fibre based metropolitan networks connected with a high capacity intercity backbone covering 51 cities in 15 countries. The company leads the market in data centre connectivity, directly connecting over 430 today. euNetworks is also a leading cloud connectivity provider, directly connecting to all key cloud platforms with access to additional platforms. The company offers a targeted portfolio of metropolitan and long haul services including Dark Fibre, Wavelengths, and Ethernet. Wholesale, finance, content, media, data centre and enterprise customers benefit from euNetworks’ unique inventory of fibre and duct based assets that are tailored to fulfil their high bandwidth needs.