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Arsys Opens New Data Center in Spain

July 28
17:10 2009

Web HostingSpain – Arsys, an Internet services provider, today announced it has opened its new data center in Spain, incorporating the latest technological advances in energy efficiency and availability. The new data center also allows maximum flexibility in server configurations offering Tier 3 and Tier 2 data center capabilities, depending on customer needs.

Arsys’ new data center is located in La Rioja, Spain, where the company is headquartered, and has the capacity to house up to 15,000 servers. The facility will include four data rooms, consisting of 250 square meters of raised floor space each, to be enabled progressively, within a 6,000 square meter building. This scalability of the technical area is one of the key innovative features of the data center, allowing the technical infrastructure to grow together with the company. The company anticipates spending 20 million Euros over the next ten years.

[swfobj src=”” width=”300/250″ class=”border: 1px solid grey;” align=”right”] To minimize the environmental impact of hosting, Arsys’ data center incorporates several innovations in energy efficiency and its structure takes maximum advantage of the climate conditions of its geographical location. Some key features include thermal coating to keep the indoor temperature, duct systems to supply cold air from the outside to the inside of the facility and a liquid cooling system with high efficient cooling towers. In environmental terms, these features will reduce the air conditioning’s energy consumption by 40% and consequently CO2 emissions.

As a result of these innovations, Arsys’ new data center offers high energy efficiency, achieving a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.45. PUE is an industry standard developed by The Green Grid ( that is used to assess the energy efficiency of data centers. The lower the resulting ratio, the more efficient the data center.

Another innovative feature is the possibility to install servers with different security and availability configurations, depending on customer needs. The company’s customers can host their web services in Tier 3 or Tier 2. The Tier Classification System, developed by the Uptime Institute (, is a benchmarking system to effectively evaluate data center infrastructure in terms of business requirements for uptime. Four is considered the highest rating and there are only a low number of Tier 4 sites in the world.

In addition to the energy-efficient features, the data center supplies numerous measures of physical security, IT and telecommunications. The facility has a 24/7 monitoring system, latest generation insulation, laser beam fire detection system, protection against electromagnetic radiation, among others.

The facility is directly connected to Arsys’ telecommunications network, 2 redundant lines with a total capacity of 20 Gbps, which communicates with the Internet Exchange Points in Madrid, London and Paris, guaranteeing an optimal download time.

The company offers a range of services including collocation; shared, dedicated and cloud hosting; domain name registration; ecommerce services; business applications; marketing online tools and hybrid exchange email platform.

About Arsys
The Arsys Group has more than 650,000 domain names under management and serves over 220,000 clients worldwide. Arsys is Spain’s leading company in domain name registration and web hosting services, and one of the main industry leaders in Europe. The company employs over 270 people and provides services to more than hundred countries through, and

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