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DTI key project: Data centres DDPS/Confederation 2020

Armed Forces Staff

Key facts

The data centre network approved by the Federal Council in July 2014 is intended to consolidate the heterogeneous data centre landscape of the Federal Administration into a network of four data centres. This will enable the number of data centres to be significantly reduced and the future capacity requirements of the federal IT system to be met in a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner. Within this framework, the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) planned the construction of three new data centres. Two of these facilities will be built with full military protection to ensure the functioning of applications and systems relevant to the Armed Forces under any circumstances. The third data centre will also be used by civilian federal offices. These projects are being implemented as part of the DTI key project “Data centres DDPS/Confederation 2020”. The project also includes the development of the digitalisation platform of the Armed Forces, i.e. the ICT section of the data centres. The total costs for the project, including all expansion stages, amount to around CHF 900 million for real estate and CHF 320 million for ICT resources.