A Cloud from Austria for Europe: A1 and Exoscale open second public cloud zone

Vienna/Munich, June 14, 2023 - A1, Austria's market leader in IT and telecommunications, and Exoscale, a wholly owned subsidiary of A1 Digital, have opened Zone II at the A1 Next Generation Datacenter in Vienna. The expansion marks a milestone in the development of a reliable, secure and Europe-compliant cloud for companies in and outside Europe.

With Exoscale's innovative cloud infrastructure, A1 offers a European cloud solution that fully complies with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and paves the way to the EU Directive NIS-2, which is primarily designed to ensure improved protection of critical infrastructure. This gives companies full sovereignty over their data and a redundant public cloud that is specifically tailored to their requirements. The Exoscale cloud platform is based on completely self-developed software (IP) on the one hand and on the latest technology from Intel on the other. This creates the basis for cloud applications that meet today's and tomorrow's requirements.

"The opening of Zone II at the A1 Datacenter in Vienna is an important step for the development of a European public cloud," said Martin Resel, CCO Enterprise at A1. "Our investments in secure and reliable infrastructures reflect A1's commitment to Austria as a business location. With Exoscale, we offer an innovative cloud solution that guarantees companies data sovereignty and the highest security standards."

Mathias Nöbauer, CEO of Exoscale and A1 Digital Director Cloud, adds, "With the opening of Zone II in A1's data center, we offer the first redundant public cloud in Austria that is fully GDPR compliant and certified. Our in-house software development allows us to evaluate the latest technology from Intel as part of the Early Shipment Program and align services with it at an early stage."

Florian Maislinger, Communications Manager DACH at Inte: "The fourth generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors form the technical basis for Exoscale's Zone II. In addition to an up to 2.9-fold increase in performance compared to the previous generation, we have also significantly increased energy efficiency. Proprietary enhancements for Confidential Computing secure cloud services, while directly integrated accelerators for AI applications future-proof and allow Exoscale to continue to develop and deliver the most advanced cloud services."

State-of-the-art infrastructure for maximum performance and security

The A1 Datacenter has a building area of 8000 m² and 2550 m² Datacenter Whitespace. With a connected load of 2 x 6.0 MW and a UPS output of up to 3.9 MW, the datacenter offers outstanding performance and fail-safety. State-of-the-art security technology ensures data protection. The data center meets at least the Tier III standard and achieves an energy efficiency factor of <= 1.4. The Vienna data center is one of 14 A1 data centers in Austria that offer space in every provincial capital and all offer Tier III design and EN50600 compliance - with availability of up to 99.982 percent.

GDPR-compliant cloud solution for businesses worldwide

Exoscale, a GDPR-compliant cloud solution from A1 Digital, offers businesses and organizations worldwide a simple, scalable and secure cloud platform. All Exoscale data centers are located exclusively in Europe to fully comply with Swiss and EU data protection regulations. Certifications such as ISO27001, ISO 27017, ISO27018, FINMA and TISAX attest to the high quality and security of the cloud platform.


Mathias Nöbauer, Exoscale CEO & A1 Digital Director Cloud, Florian Maislinger, Intel Communications Manager DACH, Martin Resel, A1 CCO Enterprise
Mathias Nöbauer, Exoscale CEO & A1 Digital Director Cloud, Florian Maislinger, Intel Communications Manager DACH, Martin Resel, A1 CCO Enterprise
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A1 Datacenter
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A1 Next Generation Datacenter in Vienna, Florisdorf, Austria
A1 Next Generation Datacenter in Vienna, Florisdorf, Austria
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About A1

A1 is Austria's leading communications provider with around 5.1 million mobile customers and 1.9 million landline connections. Customers benefit from a comprehensive range of products from a single source, consisting of voice telephony, Internet access, digital cable television, data and IT solutions, wholesale services and mobile business and payment solutions. The brands A1, bob, Red Bull MOBILE and Yesss! stand for the highest quality and smart services. As a responsible company, A1 integrates socially relevant and environmental concerns into its core business.

A1 Austria (legal entity: A1 Telekom Austria AG) is part of the A1 Group - a leading provider of digital services and communication solutions in the CEE region with around 26 million customers in seven countries.

About A1 Digital

A1 Digital makes digitalization usable. Experienced cloud, security and IoT experts turn demanding transformation projects into reality every day. Flexible solutions guarantee business success. The A1 Digital team stands for dedicated, personal consulting including practical implementation. As a result, A1 Digital customers are already among the world leaders in the digital space.

About Exoscale

Exoscale, based in Switzerland, is A1 Digital's GDPR-compliant cloud solution for companies and organizations worldwide. With the simple and intuitive web interface, the Exoscale CLI or the fully integrated API, companies can start in the cloud in seconds. Security, scalability and simplicity form the basis of the Exoscale cloud platform. All Exoscale data centers are located exclusively in Europe in order to fully comply with Swiss and EU data protection regulations.


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