Data Center of the City of Vienna Recently Certified in the eco Datacenter Star Audit 3.1

Highest award for operational security and efficiency

Vienna, 01.12.2015 – The Data Center of the City of Vienna fulfilled the highest criteria for operational security in the Datacenter Star Audit 3.1 of eco – Association of the Internet Industry. The data center was awarded five out of five possible stars for operational security and received a further green star for energy efficiency.

The Data Center of the City of Vienna is in the 22nd district and is used by MA 14, the ICT department of the Viennese municipal authorities. The center is operated with state-of-the-art technology with high levels of security, security and availability. 

After more than two years in operation, the center was once again underwent the Datacenter Star Audit. With 979.5 of 1000 possible points the Viennese data center clearly convinced the international auditors across the board.

„With a stable and reliable data center at their back, the Viennese municipal authorities can continue to deliver outstanding performance for the residents of their city. The tools of information and communication technology have become an integral part of our daily work – which makes it even more important to make sure they are always available”, stressed the City’s ICT Officer Andreas Mailath-Pokorny, underscoring the significance of high levels of availability.

900 days in operation – 0 interruptions of service

The Data Center of the City of Vienna is designed so that every component can be serviced and, if necessary, replaced – without interrupting service. Even simultaneous malfunctions in different components can be fixed without affecting operation. Since going online over 900 days ago, the City’s ICT operations have not experienced even a second of disruption.

The staff of all of the organizations involved are to be praised for their good work in the last years. The cooperation between the operator, the City and Facility Management is smooth and very successful.

Efficient and green

The resource-conserving operation of the data center was highlighted and awarded by the auditors with an additional green star. Energy efficiency and sustainability were very important in planning and building the data center and are integrated into the everyday running and operation of the center. This additional award means the Data Center of the City of Vienna can call itself an „Approved Energy Efficient Datacenter“.