Our new data center is ready! After the construction of a larger server room at the Greven location, we now have increased capacity for additional users of our cloud-based WinSped application. Demand for this had grown over the past year. “In particular, these many months working from home have shown how relevant modern IT structures are,” our board member Rolf Hansmann explains the increase and goes on to say: “With access to WinSped via a simple internet connection, we help logistics companies to act flexibly and independently. This makes them more resilient to external influences such as a pandemic.”
Advantages of the cloud
Indeed, the cloud solution enables forwarders and shippers to plan and track their tours regardless of location. In addition to this gained adaptability and resilience, users of our data center benefit from other advantages:
- Backup and update services, for example, are automatically uploaded.
- Moreover, thanks to the use of our LIS servers, there are no costs for otherwise necessary hardware and its maintenance.
- This also eliminates the additional expense for implementation as well as the personnel for data backup.
- The connection of further devices and workstations is also possible without any problems.
70 companies are already using the server-based variant.
Facts about the data centre
The room with a total of ten new servers was planned and built according to the DIN standard EN 50600; certification is planned for the first quarter of this year. Together they have 7.5 terabytes of RAM, more than 100 terabytes of storage space and 240 CPU cores (Central Processing Unit). There is also sufficient space for future expansion, as five server cabinets are currently only half full.
No data loss
Security is provided by burglary and fire protection systems. Also, the system has an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) that can supply our systems with power for over an hour in the event of a power failure. This keeps it operational even during a power failure. In the unlikely event of a blackout, an emergency power generator kicks in. In addition to the power supply, the cooling system is also ample. Two independent systems cool down the cold aisle. In addition, the servers are dimensioned in such a manner that even the failure of two machines would be tolerated: In a second server room in a separate building, LIS provides similar server power to be able to restore the environment if the main server room is lost. This scenario is rehearsed once a month.