The leading Nordic data center provider atNorth is currently working on securing at least 50MW of power capacity and land, to build yet another hyperscale colocation data center. This new mega data center will be located in the Nordics. It will serve the strong demand from both hyperscale and high performance computing (HPC) customers that now look towards the Nordics to increase efficiency and sustainability of their workloads. atNorth’s new data center will use 100% green renewable energy making it one of the most sustainable and cost-efficient wholesale data centers ever built.
atNorth’s fast-growing customer base and pipeline of prospects, validate the company’s decision to expedite further data center expansion. Additionally, atNorth is already conducting the next three phases of its SWE01 facility, to meet the strong demand in Stockholm. Fully built, the atNorth Stockholm facility will offer a total power capacity of 11,2MW for its customers in 7 data halls. With the planned new Mega Site, the company clearly underlines its mission to be the leading data center operator in the Nordics. The new Mega Site will be at least five times bigger than the Stockholm site.
atNorth’s data centers are among the most sustainable facilities in the world. The new Mega Site will use 100% green electricity from renewable sources. Furthermore, atNorth’s new facility will use the latest natural air-cooling systems. atNorth’s own data center design includes many energy efficiency innovations. For example, the company’s ability in Sweden, to re-purpose generated heat by the data center for warming of residential housing. Hyperscale, cloud platform and enterprise customers with workload intensive clusters will benefit from the highest reliability, lowest PUE, and lowest operating costs thanks to atNorth’s design. Due to atNorth’s strategic locations, these large data centers are cost efficient and well-connected to fiber networks. atNorth’s high density data centers are perfect for power-hungry workloads such as artificial intelligence, simulation, computational fluid dynamics and risk calculations used in research and development, engineering, and finance.
Driven by the strong demand from its hyperscale and HPC customers, atNorth is currently also looking to further expand in Iceland with a new facility in Akureyri, in northern Iceland. This new facility would complement atNorth’s two other Icelandic data centers in Keflavik located in Iceland’s southern peninsula, only 5 minutes away from the Keflavik International Airport and in Hafnarfjörður in the Reykjavik Capital area.
As the already soaring market demand for high density data centers is forecasted to double in only a few years, atNorth will be able to guarantee more space and power to wholesale customers that are increasingly looking towards the Nordics for their data center operations.
Thanks to a secure and predictable renewable energy supply, very competitive pricing, and favourable political climate, Iceland is ranked as the safest location in the world for data centers*.