// Case Study

SysEleven customers benefit from georedundancy and high availability


Reliability, speed and security are at the heart of everything that SysEleven does. Numerous well-known brands – such as DFS Aviation Services, Babymarkt, FTAPI, Staffbase, Senatsverwaltung Berlin, brand eins und Golem.de– as well as NGOs and public organizations rely on the cloud and Kubernetes services they provide. In addition to their two existing regions in Berlin, SysEleven established a third, georedundant region in one of the latest buildings at our Frankfurt 1 data center in 2021. Their homogeneous infrastructure with state-of-the-art technology offers their customers numerous advantages , such as a doubling of local storage performance and an increase of 30% in compute power. This new location is also directly connected to the existing point of presence (PoP) in the neighboring building via a crosslink at 100 Gbps, and to their closed, Europe-wide 100G ring, in compliance with all data protection requirements.

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// Vision

Kubernetes in a secure, scalable environment

Kubernetes in a secure, scalable environment When it comes to secure and reliable network and Kubernetes services, SysEleven aims to serve their clients as a one-stop-shop, combining the basic functions of Kubernetes with their unique opensource based and lock-in free framework creates a secure and highly reliable platform. This allows organizations of all types to develop and orchestrate their Kubernetes applications quickly and easily through SysEleven’s managed-Kubernetes solution ‘MetaKube’ and their ‘MetaKube Accelerator’. In addition to Kubernetes services, SysEleven addresses another key area for their German clients: data security in cloud environments. Their cloud services comply fully with GDPR regulations because they use infrastructure located entirely in Europe. By expanding their infrastructure with a georedundant third region, the service provider can now offer their customers the option to exercise effective and sustainable disaster recovery strategies.

// Transformation

Colocation in Frankfurt as starting point for optimization

Colocation in Frankfurt as starting point for optimization Taking the decision to establish a third region within the SysEleven network led to the question of where to collocate it. As Frankfurt fulfills all requirements for providing georedundancy in terms of distance to Berlin, as well as being viewed as one of the key data hubs in Europe, SysEleven decided that this was the optimal location for their third region. To establish their European 100G network, SysEleven had already implemented two PoPs in our data centers in Berlin and Frankfurt, elevating the trust they place in our Global Data Centers division. Since the Frankfurt 1 location meets the highest security standards and holds multiple certificates such as ISO 27001, ISO 50600 and PCI-DSS, SysEleven chose one of the latest buildings to house their new region. They also rented racks in our high-security data center environment which further ensures strict access control, to provide a more secure environment.

The Results

‘Our focus is on security and reliability. By expanding our services to a third region, our customers benefit from full georedundancy. We have been able to offer our customers high-availability solutions with NTT’s Global Data Centers division. All of the tasks we performed using NTT’s Global Data Centers Remote Hands service worked perfectly. We’re really satisfied with the location and the services offered at Frankfurt 1‘
Jens Plogsties
Chief Technology Officer, SysEleven GmbH

Why Frankfurt?

More than 92,000m² of server space across four sites

170MW+ of critical IT load shared among our seventeen data center buildings

Frankfurt is home to the DECIX, one of the world’s largest internet exchanges

24/7 Remote Hands services

Technology Experience Lab to test and validate new technologies

Fully-fitted colocation space, racks, cages and private suites

About SysEleven

SysEleven is a leading cloud and Kubernetes service provider specializing in the operation of distributed and mission-critical systems and the rapid scaling of workloads. They deliver a large portfolio of comprehensive services – from concept consulting and setting up test environments to training and fully managed operations. Headquartered in Berlin, SysEleven was founded in 2007 by Marc Korthaus.

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