SWITCH Cloud

Your cloud for special demands – flexible, secure
and powerful.

On behalf of Swiss education, research and innovation

SWITCH Cloud is a new offering tailored to the particular needs of the Swiss education, research and innovation system. It meets your specific requirements with regards to flexibility, security and performance and is fully controlled by SWITCH. The cloud solution perfectly complements existing offerings, particularly any of your applications which deal with highly sensitive data.

SWITCH works as part of a strategic partnership with Phoenix Systems AG to implement the SWITCH Cloud and operate the data centre. SWITCH Cloud relies on enterprise-grade hardware from IBM. It runs redundantly in Green’s data centres in Schlieren and Lupfig in an ISO-certified environment. Green and IBM are both long-standing technology partners of Phoenix Systems.

Enjoy numerous benefits with SWITCH Cloud

 

Flexibility

With the experts at SWITCH and its partners, you take part in a unique cooperation model. Here, you can contribute your future challenges to improve the design of the cloud solution in a better way than ever before.

Security

SWITCH Cloud sets high benchmarks in legal certainty, data sovereignty and data protection. The key management system works with a vault solution, supplemented by hardware security modules.

Performance

Rely on IBM hardware technology. The redundant operation on enterprise-grade hardware in Green’s data centres in Schlieren and Lupfig boasts high performance, high availability and flexible scalability.

Competence

The close partnerships SWITCH maintains with Phoenix Systems, Green and IBM offers you maximum technical expertise at all levels.

Governance

SWITCH Cloud is under the complete control of SWITCH. It is operated in an ISO-certified environment and developed further on your behalf.

Consulting

A team of experienced SWITCH specialists is on hand to advise and support you.

 

Partnership with Phoenix Systems AG

 

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Phoenix Systems AG offers customised software and hosting infrastructure from a single source. As a total service provider, SWITCH benefits from maximum efficiency and security.

With Phoenix Systems, SWITCH has chosen a partner whose corporate culture and values are highly compatible with SWITCH. The partners maintain an eye-level partnership, with the skills of each one complementing the other.

 

 

Long-term focus

Long-term focus

SWITCH has invested in a strategic partnership for establishing and operating the SWITCH Cloud long term. The foundation has acquired a minimum share in Phoenix Systems, taking on two of five member seats on the Administrative Board. Based on the partnership, the needs of the education, research and innovation community can be addressed in the best possible way.

Premium technology

Premium technology

Phoenix Systems has maintained a technological partnership with Green and IBM for many years already. SWITCH Cloud relies on enterprise-grade hardware from IBM. It runs redundantly in Green’s data centres in Schlieren and Lupfig in an ISO-certified environment. The close partnerships SWITCH maintains with Phoenix Systems, Green and IBM mean that users are offered maximum technical competence at all levels.

Responsibility based on competence

Responsibility based on competence

While Phoenix Systems provides the highly automated infrastructures of the SWITCH Cloud, SWITCH is responsible for the cloud services based on it along with overall operation. The foundation is also a personal point of contact for customers and develops the cloud further with them to suit their requirements. It offers integration support and customer-oriented services.

Read the fact sheet

All you need to know about SWITCH Cloud at a glance.

More informationen

During the development phase of SWITCH Cloud, the existing infrastructure, SWITCHengines, continues to run in parallel and in full form. The first projects on SWITCH Cloud are planned for implementation in the second half of 2023.