Co-Location Data Center

Co-Location Data Center

The digital transformation is rapidly changing requirements for company organizational processes and, as a result, for IT infrastructure. Companies are focused on flexibility, individuality and speed – factors that will increasingly define our private environment as well. For many companies, colocation data centers are an ideal opportunity to integrate their corporate IT (hardware) into a safe, redundant data center environment.

Our experts undertake all phases of colocation data center development – from management consulting, design and General Construction Management to commissioning.

The focus is on ensuring maximum leasable whitespace, a scalable, future-proof design, and sustainable cost-efficient operation.


  • Stringent security requirements as a result of digitization
  • High demand for flexibility and adaptability
  • Exponential growth of data volume and storage capacity
  • New software architecture requirements as a result of Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud services
  • Reduction of space requirements through use of cloud services
  • Data protection and cybersecurity
  • Sustainability criteria and Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria


  • Management consulting with vision definition
  • Colocation analysis of existing infrastructure(TDD+IT)
    • Environment, risk and vulnerability analysis
    • Availability analysis
    • Security and reliabilityanalysis
    • Space and IT analysis
    • Energy consumption analysis (operation) with operator concept
  • Project management and Technical and Economic Controlling with Single Point of Contact (SPoC)
  • Site search with environment and risk analysis
    • Connectivity and power supply analysis (redundancy)
  • Feasibility study for new construction or revitalization
  • Planning services through to General Construction Management
  • Certification consulting and support
  • Commissioning management through to black building test
  • Data center fitout and tenant management


  • Based on your area requirement goals (whitespace), we use a structured process to develop a vision for your colocation data center of the future.
  • This identifies the requirements for modularity, expandability and expansion stages, and site selection – including environmental analysis such as redundant IT infrastructure and redundant energy supply – with the aim of achieving maximum leasable whitespace as a proportion of total area.
  • Our expert team supports you every step of the way – from vision definition, project management, technical & economic controlling (TEC) as a Single Point of Contact (SPoC), design and planning of your new colocation data center / revitalization of your existing colocation data center, through to commissioning and black building test. Development focuses on cost-efficient operation as a result of optimal colocation data center structure and the selection of the right equipment in terms of sustainability and availability.

Customized colocation data centers by Drees & Sommer Switzerland with a focus on future viability,availability, security, flexibility, sustainability and cost-efficiency.


Contact ICT-Team

Reto Felix Leading Consultant ICT

+41 79 325 95 96