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EcoDataCenter acquires two Stockholm data centres

Written by Fri 9 Oct 2020

The data centre market in Sweden is expected to reach $2.25 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 6% year-over-year

Swedish data centre provider EcoDataCenter has acquired two data centre facilities in Stockholm. This brings the company’s offerings to three cities in Sweden: Falun, Piteå, and now Stockholm.

With the addition of the Stockholm facilities, EcoDataCenter hopes to cement its leadership as a provider of modern, sustainable data centre solutions. The data centres in Stockholm cannot reach the same sustainability goals as EcoDataCenter’s other locations, due to the constraints of Stockholm’s urban location. However, by using the Stockholm facilities in conjunction with Falun and Piteå, clients can still use this partnership to contribute to environmental goals.

On the company’s recommendation, clients can use the Stockholm location for latency-demanding equipment, and utilize remote locations for larger data volumes. This arrangement could serve as the “springboard that facilitates the customer’s first step towards increased sustainability within IT, according to Magnus Angermund, Chief Marketing Officer at EcoDataCenter.

Since Falun is the world’s first climate-positive data centre (according to the company), utilizing Falun alongside the new Stockholm locations will contribute to the environmental goals of their clients.

The claim to climate positivity at the Falun data centre comes from the fact that excess heat generated by the facility is funneled to a local energy plant, where it is used for the production of renewable biofuel.

Lars Schedin, CEO of EcoDataCenter said, “This is an important milestone in the development of EcoDataCenter, and we are proud to establish ourselves in Stockholm in this way. By continuing operations in existing facilities, we can immediately start offering our services.”

“Our customers can now more easily take the step towards increased sustainability by sharing the equipment between Stockholm and our climate-positive data center in Falun or our centers in Norrland”, he added.

The data centre market in Sweden is expected to reach $2.25 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 6% year-over-year. This has been largely driven by favorable climate conditions, which contribute to low power expenditure for cooling, combined with governmental support for the industry and increasing connectivity to other countries.

Written by Fri 9 Oct 2020

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