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Managed services

We provide simplified, secure management of ALMA’s complex and remotely located technology environment.

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Digital infrastructure

The robust network infrastructure and virtualisation solutions enable ALMA to gather, store, and distribute the information they need.

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Digital workplace

While facilitating the flow of data, the network supports the 200 employees at the support centre, located 1,500m lower and 30km away from the array.

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Digital technology


Secure networks and data flow ensure the reliability and security of the information collected by ALMA and shared to the global science community.

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A unique scientific environment in numbers

Answering cosmic questions

‘We have a rough idea but we don’t know the details.’

Lars Åke Nyman - Head of Department of Science Operations, ALMA

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Collecting data in a remote location

What does it take to deliver useful scientific information?

‘We’re making a huge effort to unveil the mystery of the universe, and you never know what you will find.’

Cristóbal Achermann - IT Project Manager, ALMA
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To avoid interference, the best sites for collecting data are isolated and remote

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The data collected is digitised before being stored, making it easier to share

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The data that ALMA collects is unique and therefore invaluable to the science community

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Weather extremes mean that a robust network is critical

A solid foundation for new discoveries

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The best site on earth

‘Every year we receive a lot of applications to use this facility. And that’s the goal. That’s our mission.’

Ability to focus on innovation

Resource-sapping operational IT tasks

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The perfect partnership

‘Dimension Data provides us with all the expertise we don’t have – and we don’t need to have.’