“In the past five years we have been able to generate around two billion euros worth of international data center investments in Finland. Besides the immediate new jobs, the data center’s impact on Finnish GDP is significant due to extensions that typically follow the initial investment, the boost that it provides for local business and the total tax revenue that includes external services and subcontracting. Hetzner’s new investment is based on the high competitiveness of Finland as a very good location for data centers. It is also a prime example of the Finnish investment ecosystems’ cooperation on both the national and municipal level,” says Alpo Akujärvi, Head of Data Centers, Finpro’s Invest in Finland.
"We are very pleased to see that the Hetzner project is taking the next important step. Hetzner has already invested in Cinia's C-Lion1 seacable system, a connection which will now start supporting the development of the new European data center concept," states Ari-Jussi Knaapila, CEO of Cinia Group Oy.
The new data center in Tuusula complements two German sites in Falkenstein and Nürnberg with a location that is considered ideal in the European context. In addition to these European sites, Hetzner also operates another data center park in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Christian Fitz, Head of Marketing, Hetzner, Tel. +49 9831 505-124, christian.fitz(a)hetzner.de
Hannu Joensivu, Tuusula’s Municipal Manager, tel. +358 40 314 3001 hannu.joensivu(a)tuusula.fi
Alpo Akujärvi, Head of Data Centers, Invest in Finland, Finpro, Tel. +358 40 727 6131, alpo.akujarvi (a)investinfinland.fi
Ari-Jussi Knaapila, CEO, Cinia, tel +358 50 2179, aj.knaapila(a)cinia.fi
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