Telia opens Finland’s largest shared data center

The carrier-neutral facility offers 24MW of power capacity, and its architects call it one of the ‘greenest’ data centres in the world. The site is powered by 100 percent renewable energy and will recycle waste heat from the servers, producing 200,000 MWh per year - enough heat to supply 20,000 homes in the nearby town of Espoo. The data centre on Valimotie 5, in the north-western suburbs of the Finnish capital, was announced in 2015. The project was carried out by local construction company SRV and involved nearly 2,200 workers. The €160 million facility offers 34,000 square meters of space - enough for 5,000 racks and up to 200,000 servers. Finland offers an attractive location for data centre developers, with cool climate, political stability, respect for privacy, good fibre links to the rest of Europe and very serious attitudes towards cyber security. - DatacenterDynamics -



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