Development of an individual, ideal data center concept - secure, efficient and economical
An independent picture of the infrastructure as the basis for all decisions
With the help of our strategy modules, we support you in aligning your IT and identify and evaluate the most important influencing factors - tailored to all current and future requirements
We check the general conditions, keep an eye on norms and standards and develop a concept - including all necessary documents
Energy and Environmental Management
We uncover weak points and potentials in the area of energy consumption and demand, tap subsidies and accompany you through audits and certifications - all the way to the implementation of an energy management system
Documentation and Manuals
Analysis and documentation of the current and target state of your IT infrastructure in the area of documentation management, structures, procedures and processes to reduce corporate and liability risks for management and IT leadership
Whether it is an environmental quality mark, certification as a prerequisite for customer acquisition or a requirement from your insurer - we accompany you through the process right from the start
We plan your data center completely from one source - independent of industry, infrastructure, location and new or model construction
Architecture and Technical Building Equipment (TBE)
Our team, closely interlocked between architects and TGA planners, takes care of the development of your data center holistically
We take care of the realization of data centers and the protection of your IT infrastructures, tailored to your individual needs
General contractor - General transferee
GC: You have the plan, we execute it - until turnkey handover
GT: Everything from one source - complete and reliable implementation of your project
Data Center Solutions
We offer you modern and sustainable implementation options - whether modular, plug-and-play or CO2-neutral
Data Center Components
We take care of every suitable component in your data center planning - environmentally, budget and resource friendly
We offer high security products for your IT infrastructure
We take care of the maintenance, security and economic optimization of your IT infrastructures
Maintenance of existing and new equipment - reduction of possible malfunctions and failures, maintenance and checking of maintenance and service protocols, possible repair work
We prevent possible weak points and uncover sources of error so that we can ensure the smooth operation of your data center
Controlling and Monitoring
Round-the-clock monitoring, 24-hour hotline exclusively for contract customers, and service level agreement (SLA)
Operating costs and energy optimization
We analyze your current situation and optimize the set screws of operating and energy costs to ensure the profitability and sustainability of your data center
Why is IT protection so important in finance?
The importance of information and communications technology (IT or ICT) for credit institutions, banks, securities firms, payment service providers and insurance companies has increased dramatically over the past two decades. Almost all processes are now supported by IT or made possible in the first place: branch operations are just as dependent on data centers as online or mobile banking. IT systems are used for calculating key figures, risks, controlling, managing customer and business data, and for internal and external communications. Also, more and more financial transactions are taking place with the help of complicated algorithms or in the cloud. The trend is also increasingly toward blockchain technology and digital currency, as well as other innovations in the areas of FinTech, InsureTech and RegTech. In particular, cash supply, card-based and also conventional payment transactions, as well as clearing and settlement of investment transactions depend on the functionality of IT systems.
Banking and finance as critical infrastructure (KRITIS)
IT infrastructures of banks and financial service providers must be designed to be fail-safe and belong to the so-called "critical infrastructures" (KRITIS). As such, they are subject to special technological and regulatory framework conditions defined by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). The BSI supplements the banking supervisory requirements for IT with requirements for the effective implementation of special measures that reduce the risks for the secure operation of critical infrastructures to a level appropriate to the KRITIS protection objective.
Further requirements for IT security in the banking and financial sector
In addition to the company's own requirements, the influences of legal security standards must increasingly be taken into account. These regulate the basic premises of IT infrastructure or data center planning through legal recommendations, but also specifications such as compliance guidelines, Basel III, BAIT (Bank Supervisory Requirements for IT), ZAIT (Payment Services Supervisory Requirements for IT), PCI SSC (PCI Security Standards Council) or MaRisk (Minimum Requirements for Risk Management). The BSI supplements the banking supervisory requirements for IT with requirements for the effective implementation of special measures that reduce the risks to the secure operation of critical infrastructures to a level appropriate to the protection objective of the CRITIS. To this end, the CRITIS operators as well as their IT service providers must be guided by the relevant standards and take into account concepts of high availability. In doing so, the state of the art should be observed.
Data Center IT and Data Security in Finance
We support you in answering these questions, identifying the requirements and also implementing them.
The best for the end: Many of these measures are eligible for funding
When consulting and implementing measures in the area of IT security, it is possible to apply for government funding. The offers are diverse and, moreover, the programs and services are not infrequently incomprehensible. Often there is a lack of time and knowledge to apply for the subsidies. The Data Center Group supports you in the application process.
Our consultants have years of experience
With the various funding programs, we are happy to help you determine the needs for your IT infrastructures.
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Configurator: Your personal
With the planning tool, we offer your individually suitable solution for every case.