Secure Internet: Habeck, and the Chinese hackers

A "really big Router" was Robert Habeck has been announced. And judging by the reactions of the Green-politician, he was not promised too much. "Madness", b

Secure Internet: Habeck, and the Chinese hackers

A "really big Router" was Robert Habeck has been announced. And judging by the reactions of the Green-politician, he was not promised too much. "Madness", blurts out Habeck, as it is explained, that every second so much data on the Frankfurt Internet node flow, such as occur in the case of at the same time, 2.5 million video streams – as much as to any other data node in de world. "This is crazy," he says, as he stands between the dark cabinets, in which dozens of light busy flash on and off where the hot air blows.

Falk Heunemann

business editor of the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

F. A. Z.

Habeck trip, so politicians call on the summer, if you are in the Parliament free time by the Republic travel to the people and issues for the upcoming election campaign collect. He wanted to learn how to be crisis-proof the infrastructure in Germany is, says the Green-head. The day before, he had looked in the Frankfurt stock exchange, over, later, he wants. yet, according to the Ludwigshafen chemical and pharmaceutical companies And in the Ostend district of Frankfurt, he visited De-Cix, the operating company of the Internet node, which is distributed in Frankfurt on 35 data centers.

Double the amount of data by 2025

"We are a critical operation for the other critical operations," explains Sabine Tabrizi, the head of marketing at Interxion (English "Interaction") – after she declared that Interxion operates the data center to the Hanauer Landstrasse and De-Cix is one of the users of computing technology. Hospitals, banks, energy providers and other critical infrastructure companies are dependent on the Internet node is essential to be clear to many. "Most people think only of video streaming."

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With the Manager to take up a video comparison to show what are the amounts of data flowing through their cables to test. That there are nine terabits per second, could also summarize Habeck to the beginning. How much is that really a surprise to him then. Since Interxion Manager Tabrizi predicts that this data will double in volume by 2025.

"But what if the power goes out", asks Habeck. Well, to Thomas King, the chief technology officer of De-Cix, this could happen sometimes. 2018 about was it came from a concatenation of unfortunate circumstances, such as King calls it, at the time, only the power in a data center, and fell for hours and hours, but also the reserve generators. But then you have redirected to the data on the other data centers. And these fail all of them, was "extremely unlikely".

"Americans Are better than Chinese?"

The Green politician makes anyway more to hacker attacks. He does not trust, that will soon be clear to this day, the Chinese. "What do you think of 5G?", he asks the De-Cix management Board, and assumes the participation of Chinese equipment Supplier Huawei on the Development of new mobile radio standards. However, De-Cix Manager King twitches with the shoulders. Sure, there are also European suppliers. However, you need to look at the complete supply chain of the technology.

Updated Date: 22 July 2020, 17:20

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