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The automotive industry in Germany has turned on the turbo. The switch to new, more sustainable powertrains is currently in full swing. But this is by no means the only change in the automotive industry. At the same time, we’re seeing more and more automotive companies outsourcing their IT infrastructure. Instead of building and operating their own data centers, they’re relying on external service providers and/or secure colocation for data center management. What are the reasons for this?
- Digitization drives high demands
The upheaval in the automotive industry isn’t just about engines and car bodies. With the technological change in the vehicle, the entire production process is changing. For automotive manufacturers, this is an opportunity to use and implement new technologies directly. However, with state-of-the-art production controls, innovative measurement technology, digitized processes and innovative AI applications, data is generated more than ever before and must be processed quickly and securely. The demands on IT departments are increasing rapidly, especially in the automotive industry.
- Attacks on IT infrastructure are on the rise
Cyberattacks have become a real threat for companies today. Those in the automotive industry are also frequently affected. In recent times, these attacks have become increasingly sophisticated, and and the consequences more and more far-reaching.
- Environmental disasters in Europe
Floods, landslides, fires – in Europe, extreme weather conditions have been occurring with greater frequency. This tends to have a chained effect on production, which heavily depends on a functioning IT infrastructure. This is why it's imperative for organizations to align their IT strategy with fail-safety, redundancy and stability measures.
In Bavaria, the IT strategies of many automotive companies are now being put to the test and we often get questions about the main advantages offered by colocation data center management like Munich 2.
An important advantage is availability of the data center. According to the strict categories of TÜV Süd, Munich 2 received an availability classification of 3 – with a tendency towards higher. In addition to the planning and implementation of the infrastructure, the certification also considers operational management and security processes.
Private, public or hybrid cloud scenarios are also an essential component of new IT strategies in the automotive industry. If a company's IT infrastructure resides within a colocation data center, the connection to public cloud providers and carrier hubs is much quicker and easier. The Munich 2 site also scores points as a DE-CIX enabled site. All services of the world's leading internet nodes can be used directly from Munich 2.
Additionally, the automotive industry has a renewed focus on sustainability. This is an area that we are extremely passionate about and have invested on heavily, particularly in Munich 2. You can read more about this in our recent blog article.
Are you looking for data center space in Munich? Let’s find out how we can support your business. We’re happy to discuss all options in person or on the phone. Please contact our data center management experts at +49 69 7801-2110, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via the contact form.