Impressive Croatian Earthquake Resistant Data Centre Located in Zagreb

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik/Lucija Spiljak writes, after a year of work, A1 Croatia has opened the most modern data centre in not only Croatia but in the entire immediate region. This Croatian earthquake resistant data centre is located the intersection of Veceslav Holjevac Avenue and Neziceva street in the heart of the City of Zagreb.

It is a centre worth a massive eleven million euros, it covers 2122 square metres of space and 220 tonnes of reinforcement and 5500 tonnes of concrete was used in its construction. It is the only one of its kind in Croatia built according to the Tier III criteria of the UpTime Institute, a world leader in the standardisation of digital infrastructure performance, and it can withstand earthquakes up to magnitude nine on the Richter scale.

A kind of data bank has its own substation that is powered by two independent energy branches. If there is a power outage in the whole of Zagreb, the equipment will be powered by two diesel generators with a total power of 2MW and UPS systems.

At full capacity, this Croatian earthquake resistant data centre will have 300 IT cabinets in six technical rooms to meet the criteria of data security and technical protection. Among the first users of the centre is Generali osiguranje, part of the Generali Group – one of the world’s leading providers of insurance and asset management services.

“When the earthquake happened, a lot of people realised that the data on which their business depends can easily be placed in danger,” said Antonia Kujundzic Velimirovic, the director of network management and IT services at A1 Croatia, indicating that this brand new centre will be of enormous importance to those who have had their interest in data security heightened after the devastating natural events of last year.

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