In addition to a big address range, IPv6 also offers higher safety standards, an efficient Routing as well as an easier and cheaper administration. Although IPv6 is at its beginnings in Germany, we can provide this future-oriented infrastructure already today.
In addition to eco-electricity, which may be selected optionally by each customer, a variety of measures were taken to minimize energy consumption in the data processing center. Among those are for example the combination of the cold-aisle/hot-aisle principle and the housing of server-racks, which leads to an improved cooling efficiency. Free rack units are additionally sealed by panels and double floors additionally have brush-outlets. A higher temperature within the data processing center ensures a saving of energy of 5% per Celsius degree (see http://www.ashrae.org/).
The classification of data processing centers according to the "Uptime Institute" describes in four levels the points quality, availability and safety. The higher the TIER-level the more fail-safe is the data processing center. In order to reach the 2nd high TIER III classification, supply channels, for example, must be doubled, network/grid connection must be redundant and the overall availability of the data processing center has to be averagely 99,982% (annual means).