Swedish Collective Aims to Clean up the Cloud

Swedish Collective Aims to Clean up the Cloud

Swedish Collective Aims to Clean up the Cloud

Ten Regions set to Conquer Silicon Valley

A like symbol of Ice in Lulea, Sweden, where Facebook now is to build its new datacenter. The region is dubbed "The Node Pole" because of its ability to accommodate large datacenter projects reliably and efficiently just 60 miles (100 km) south of the Arctic Circle

Stockholm, Sweden – February 21, 2012 – A cold climate, clean energy and one of the most stable electricity grids in the world have made Sweden very hot property in the IT giants’ quest for datacenter locations in Europe. In October, the social network Facebook announced that it is to build its new datacenter in Lulea, Sweden, on the edge of the Arctic Circle. Environmental organization Greenpeace pushed the Like-button for this, thanks to the clean energy supply from Swedish hydropower sources.

Now, ten Swedish regions unite in an effort to attract more datacenters. Their hunt for future data storage investments will start with a circuit of Silicon Valley to meet with major IT companies. The Swedish government is supporting the initiative via its investment promotion agency, Invest Sweden.

Other global companies examine the benefits of following in Facebook’s path discovering the economic benefits of establishing in Sweden and the quality of our energy infrastructure” says Invest Sweden’s Tomas Sokolnicki, Manager of the Swedish Datacenter Initiative.

According to Greenpeace Datacenters consume 1.5 to 2 % of all global electricity. The numbers are growing at a rate of 12 % a year.

Cleaning up the cloud is a big challenge for IT companies – one of the fastest growing groups of energy consumers in the world”, continues Tomas Sokolnicki. ”We have available and prepackaged sites.”

Sweden has inherent qualities for larger server farms, such as low electricity prices, clean energy, resilient energy infrastructure, secure locations, a skilled workforce and developable land. The climate provides cool air all year round, crucial since cooling is a major issue for data centers.

Dark fiber access and low rates for high-speed connections are critical factors for IT companies. According to a recent study of 11 major business cities, Stockholm in Sweden offers the lowest rate for dark fiber ($383 per month) and among the lowest corporate rates for internet. The dark fiber rate in New York is $5,439 per month.

Source: InvestSweden.se

The Swedish Datacenter Initiative is a cooperation between 10 Swedish regions, corporate partners and Invest Sweden. Read more at www.investsweden.se. 

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