A very high level of power availability and reliability thanks to redundancy and the highest standards of data security make Austria an ideal location for supplying customers throughout Europe. All relevant carriers are represented in the peering matrix with the Vienna Internet eXchange (VIX) serving as the interface for Central and Eastern Europe.
As the number one when it comes to using hydropower and boasting a very high share of renewable energy, Austria is a trailblazer in the field of “green data centers“. 100% electricity from renewable energy sources is possible upon customer request.
Austria offers data center sites with direct access to cooling water or in close proximity to power plants and transformer stations, featuring competitive energy prices with a power output of up to 500 MW. This “data plant concept” enables optimal exploitation of the advantages of a direct connection to the electricity and data network, as well as a minimization of costs and excellent power usage effectiveness (PUE) levels. Innovative Austrian companies offer new solutions in the fields of cooling, energy storage etc.
Since July 2018, data centers in Austria no longer require official plant license.
The availability of well trained and highly motivated employees comprises an additional competitive edge offered by Austria alongside geopolitical stability, a top-notch infrastructure and the highest quality of life.
International data center providers such as Atos, e-Shelter, IBM, Interxion and T-Systems have already set up business operations in Austria or are expanding here. Microsoft has also decided for a location in Austria.