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High-Tech Fort Knox

 

4channel full HD video, 09:18 min, 2013-14

 

Our customers now have a 'High-Tech Fort Knox' from a cloud provider they trust fully. 

Tim Höttges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom at the opening ceremony of the data  center

 

A video work based on research about building processes of T-Systems (a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom) data center located in the small city Biere in Saxony-Anhalt. Four videos, depicting various stages of the building were being shot over the course of a year and a half. The 'High-Tech Fort Knox' will be the largest data center in Germany and one of the largest in Europe. The complex is located nearby former farmlands, which refers to changes in industry - advertised as industry 4.0. - where everything is centred on data. The work culminates with the opening ceremony of the complex - a typical business event - in the presence of Telekom's CEO and the Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel, among others. As the quote from the ceremony clearly states: data is the center of the new economy, which needs to be secured.