6/6/2019: New Data Center: ARTEC IT Solutions grows in Bad Nauheim, Germany
Manufacturer of data management and data security solutions lays the foundation stone for five-story Office building with space for 120 employees
Karben, 06.06.2019 - ARTEC IT Solutions, leading manufacturer of data management and data security solutions, is laying the foundation for further growth and is expanding in the region. The Karben-based IT company has commissioned the construction of an ultra-modern office building and data center with well over 9,000 m³ of enclosed space in the city of Bad Nauheim.
At the official ground-breaking ceremony on June 6, 2019, ARTEC was joined by representatives of the city of Bad Nauheim, which included mayor Klaus Kreß and the head of the municipal real estate office Wilhelm Jöckel.
Project Volume of About 9 Million Euros
With five floors and a total area of over 3,000 m², workplaces for up to 120 internal and external employees, as well as additional conference, event, and fitness rooms will be created in the "Auf dem Hohenstein" business park. The new ARTEC building will complement the existing location in Karben. Construction is expected to take about two years. The project is worth around nine million Euros.
Green Energy and Climate-Friendly Building
Employee-friendly working conditions are ensured by premises designed in accordance with the latest research, taking into account factors such as sound insulation, air conditioning, and air exchangers for a continuous supply of fresh air. Special attention is also being paid to energy efficiency. An energy mix of alternative, climate-friendly sources is planned.
Geographical Redundancy: Distance Between Sites Provides Additional Data Security
The integrated data center will be secured by special technological measures including appropriate fire protection solutions and was planned according to the latest ISO standards. Access control with biometric identification prevents unauthorized access. A particular advantage is the distance of around 20 kilometers to the Karben site. Even in the event of serious local events such as floods or major fires, this geographical redundancy will provide failover availability for data and applications.
"The new building in Bad Nauheim is the largest investment in our company's history to date," says Jerry J. Artishdad, CEO of ARTEC IT Solutions AG. "The project reflects our strong growth course. The importance of cloud solutions for companies of all sizes and in all industries is currently growing steadily worldwide. With this additional location, we are perfectly positioned to provide our customers with proven ARTEC data security technologies in a fail-safe manner and can guarantee the best possible protection for data through our own ARTEC cloud. Defending against cyber-attacks will also be even more strongly in the focus of the future two ARTEC Trusted Cloud datacenters. With this strategy, we also ensure that the sensitive data of our customers in the cloud does not have to be in the hands of a few large corporations," says Artishdad, explaining the decision to create his company’s own redundant data center.
In addition, "soft" location factors also played a role in the decision for the spa town in the Wetterau district of Hesse, as the ARTEC CEO reports: "The decisive factor for Bad Nauheim was ultimately also the high attractiveness of the town itself, which is an important aspect when competing for highly qualified employees."
"With ARTEC, we are very proud to have gained such an innovative and internationally operating IT company for Bad Nauheim," says Mayor Klaus Kreß, pleased with the decision in favor of Bad Nauheim.
The New ARTEC Building at a Glance
- Address: Auf dem Hohenstein 3, 61231 Bad Nauheim, Germany
- Total area: 3,000 m² on 5 floors
- Constructed space: Over 9,000 m³
- Estimated construction time: approx. 2 years
- Project volume: 9 million euros