TelecityGroup opens fifth data centre in Finland

British TelecityGroup is investing EUR 120 million in Finland.

TelecityGroup, Europe’s industry-leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centres, has opened its fifth data centre in Finland. The new Hansa facility is located in Vantaa in the Helsinki metropolitan area. According to TelecityGroup, the new Hansa facility will strengthen the company’s ability to serve its corporate customers in Finland as well as attract new customers from abroad, particularly from the emerging Russian and Baltic markets.

“Finland is a major strategic European internet hub with excellent operational conditions, in terms of both location and premium infrastructure. We believe that by increasing customer capacity in the region we will bring more international customers to the Finnish market,” says Marko Vanninen, Managing Director, TelecityGroup Finland. “This will be further boosted by the government’s planned reform of electricity tax, as well as the plans for a direct marine data cable to Germany.”

Ideal location

TelecityGroup selected Vantaa as the ideal location for the new data centre due to its extensive connectivity options, its secure location and its proximity to a nearby 195 MW power plant. This helps to support the facility’s operational resilience and ensures the power required for future capacity expansion. When complete, the data centre will be one of the largest carrier-neutral data centres in Finland, with 5 MW of customer capacity.

Hansa’s design incorporates the latest technologies to maximise the efficiency of cooling, and minimise energy use and carbon dioxide emissions. The building has a design Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of below 1.3 and the waste heat produced by the facility will be recycled. TelecityGroup’s other four data centres are located in Viikinmäki, Suvilahti, Pitäjänmäki and under the Uspenski Cathedral in Katajanokka, Helsinki.

Source: TelecityGroup