Dataservice provider Bytesnet will build a combination of an advanced datacenter and an innovative data lab on the Zernike Campus. The first pile must be in the ground in November, but there is still not a name for the ambitious project. That's why Bytesnet calls the help of the public: consider a suitable name for the data loss and win a 'fully cared for' long weekend away.
The company has invented an informative game around the competition. In this game, the new concept of the building is revealed. Based on this information, participants in the contest can think of a suitable name.
Bytesnet goes to the Zernike Campus to build a sprawling, futuristic and fully earthquake-proof building with a total area of 5000 square meters. About half of them will be taken by servers, but there is also a huge data lab. Here scientists, students and companies can get started with data research.
"The building must be a dynamic place, suitable for campus Groningen and the regional ICT ecosystem," said Bytesnet CEO Peter de Jong. "Datacenters are the heart of the digital infrastructure. They are the launchers of new cloud services, web applications and data-intensive research. Datacenters are the new foundation for the economy. "