German data centre park rises in Finland
Hetzner Online, a German provider of data centre services, will build its new data centre park in Finland.
The data centre park will be erected on a 10 hectare plot in the Helsinki area. The park will feature 12 buildings with the combined size of approximately 150 000 square metres. Upon completion, the park will become one of Finland’s largest data centres. The news was reported by Rakennuslehti.
Christian Fitz, Hetzner Online’s head of marketing, explains that the company decided to come to Finland due to low energy costs, its reliable energy supply and the cool climate. The main reason was, however, the overall costs.
“Electricity makes up about half of the total costs of a data centre. According to our calculations we can save an annual ten million euros when we build our data centre park in Finland instead of Germany,” Fitz told Rakennuslehti.
Hetzner Online, from Bavaria, Germany, produces data centre services particularly for SMEs. The company is one of the investors in a deep-sea cable to be built in the Baltic Sea between Finland and Germany.
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