Energy-optimised IT systems by means of virtualisation

Energy-optimised IT systems by means of virtualisation

Skyguide develops and operates its technical infrastructure for air navigation services in accordance with Green IT best practices. The company’s strategy is based in particular on virtualisation of its systems.

The virtualisation rate for office automation servers is already 98%. This rate is constantly increasing for air navigation systems as well.


Virtualisation and joint utilisation of systems are key elements of Skyguide’s innovation strategy.

The Virtual Centre aims to bring the control centres of Geneva and Dübendorf together virtually.

The first function already used in day to-day operations is air traffic forecasting. The innovativeness of the Virtual Centre earned Skyguide an award from the European Commission. It was presented at the annual World Air Traffic Management Congress in Madrid.