Customer Success Story
Data center network expansion helps Green’s business customers meet DX goals
Green, Switzerland’s leading data center provider for enterprises, integrators, and cloud providers, is expanding rapidly as its business customers prioritize digital transformation. Green, which operates data centers in greater Zurich, opened its most energy-efficient, high-performance data center yet on its Metro-Campus Zurich.
To serve its customers, Green increased the capacity of the network interconnecting its data centers with Juniper routers. It also uses Juniper switches to support data center infrastructure management at the new data center.
Square-meter flagship Metro-Campus Zurich with three data centers
Data centers in operation with plans to build three more
Built its first purpose-built data centers
Leader in Data Center Services for Switzerland by ISG Group in 2020-2023
Lead the way in data center efficiency and sustainability
“Green offers innovative IT infrastructure, allowing companies to successfully adopt cloud and move away from in-house data centers,” says Christian Meier, CIO at Green. “Metro-Campus Zurich is a flagship data center site in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability.”
Green’s Metro-Campus Zurich includes three data centers and a business park. Data Center M, the newest, is designed for performance, resiliency, and security while optimizing energy efficiency. Ambient air is used for cooling more than 300 days a year. Solar panels and renewable energy support the company’s sustainability mission. Using waste heat will help the community to save 20,000 tons of CO2 per year as it will feed a new heating network. Data Center M has been awarded for its innovation and energy efficiency.
To support its new data center, Green needed to increase the capacity of the network connecting its other data center facilities in Switzerland. It also needed a highly reliable and secure network to manage and control data center operations at Data Center M.
A reliable network that can scale
With the Juniper network proven to be a success at its other data center locations, Green chose Juniper routers to connect its data centers.
The Juniper network delivers the performance, scale, security, and space efficiency needed for data center interconnect use cases. Juniper solutions are also used as an important part of the management and control of its data center infrastructure utilization.
Green’s network operations team can continue to leverage its deep expertise in Juniper’s network operating system, software, and management tools.
Aiming to be a leading data center service provider in Europe
Green serves customers from its six data centers at four different sites. With growth on the agenda, it plans to open two new data centers at the Metro-Campus Zurich and an additional data center at its Metro-Campus Zurich West site to serve customers’ needs for private and public cloud, SaaS, hosted and collocated data center services, and network connectivity.
“We want to establish Switzerland further as a leading data hub within Europe,” says Meier.
Green is well-positioned for success. The data center market in Switzerland is growing fast, not only because of its central location in Europe, but because of its excellent infrastructure, high precision and reliability, and well-trained specialists.
With Juniper networking as an integral part of its data center growth strategy, Green can meet customer expectations with a high-performance, scalable, and operationally efficient connectivity solution.
Published October 2023