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Maximum connectivity
International Award
Case Study: DRUPAL 2018

Maximum connectivity

Over the past few years, darmstadtium has led the way in the event planning industry when it comes to the connectivity revolution, offering event organisers and guests first-class internet access. 4G connections can be accessed in all areas of the building, including the underground garage.  The individual care and first-class support provided by our IT specialists also mean that darmstadtium is very well placed to host ambitious user conferences. No hardware rental, time-consuming set-up, cabling or dismantling work. You simply arrive and can immediately log into a functional, fast and secure network.  “Germany’s fastest congress centre” has a redundant 20-gigabit internet connection.

  • State-of-the-art network technology at the level of a major provider
  • Fastest internet speeds with consistent system duplication to ensure minimum downtime
  • Wireless network available across the building with 100 central control access points
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 WiFi standard extended further
  • VLAN technology to allow the cost-efficient creation of customer networks
  • High-level ongoing technical development
  • “Germany’s fastest congress centre” – redundant 20-gigabit internet connection

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Dashboard gives a 360-degree view of overall infrastructure

Since the network modernisation, the darmstadtium has had an extremely robust platform consisting of 42 high-performance switch components with 1,800 ports that make broadband network service available to up to 1,500 end devices across all of the congress centre’s 18,000 square metres. Cisco DNA also enables maximum security with its software-defined access concept (SD-Access).

An International award for the darmstadtium

For its first-class digital infrastructure and continuous improvement, the darmstadtium received the first INCON Digital Infrastructure Award 2014, and won out over international competition once again in 2019. The congress centre is responding to the rapidly changing environment with continual investments. Customer preferences are always the highest priority, and the focus of the business is determined by the organisers’ requirements for today and the future.

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Best Case DRUPAL 2018

An event like “DrupalEurope 2018” has demanding requirements in terms of information and telecommunications technology. More than a thousand users intensively use the high-performance IT infrastructure of the darmstadtium on each day of the conference. More than 1 TB of data was used on the WiFi network, while cable-bound devices transferred 1.7 TB of data and the sessions were broadcast live on the video stream.

The WiFi at user conferences is the heart of the conference, as it makes working together on a shared project possible in the first place.

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Patrick Gaußmann Director ICT (information and communication technology)
Maik Sterzing ICT (information and communication technology)
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