PubliBike goes into cheese production!
Mid-July 2022, PubliBike moved its servers to a new data center in Gais in Appenzell Ausserrhoden: the greenest and most innovative data center in Switzerland.
Other data centers use natural electricity or photovoltaic systems, but the data center in Gais has additional advantages.
For short power outages, it uses "flywheels" instead of UPS (uninterruptible power supply) with batteries. In addition, it uses an adiabatic cooling system that sprays water from a rainwater and groundwater system into the outside air circuit. The hot air from the servers and other network devices is not exhausted by roof fans, as is usually the case, but redirected to the annex house, a cheese factory. This warm air is then used to make cheese!
We are delighted and proud of this ecological and technical implementation.