Nordic colocation data center provider, DigiPlex, has announced its entry into the Danish market by opening their first colocation data center in Copenhagen. The new DigiPlex data center is located in central Copenhagen and was previously owned and operated by Telia.
“Denmark is a very interesting market that is attracting hyperscale data center investments and seeing increased colocation demand,” said Byrne Murphy, chairman and founder of DigiPlex. “The Danish Government has taken the right steps in creating the optimum conditions for a thriving data center industry. We believe the Danish market will continue to see rapid growth and look forward to helping both Danish and international companies accelerate their digital transformation.”
In a sale and leaseback transaction between Telia and DigiPlex, ownership of the data center is transferred to DigiPlex while Telia becomes the facility’s first anchor customer. The DigiPlex Copenhagen data center is now run and operated by DigiPlex’s operations team and is ready to take onboard new customers immediately.
“The agreement is a very good agreement for Telia and our customers,” said Kristine Kyllesbech Rasmussen, Program Office Lead, Telia. “Our customers will be serviced by a leading data center operator, while we at Telia can focus on our core business of creating value through superior network connectivity.”
Greenfield and Brownfield Sites
“As the leading Nordic data center operator, entering Denmark is a natural step in our evolution,” said Gisle M. Eckhoff, CEO of DigiPlex. ”The acquisition of this site gives us an instant presence in central Copenhagen and we are ready to welcome new customers immediately. Our aim is to be the market leader in each Nordic market we operate in and we are investigating both greenfield and brownfield sites as part of the next step of our expansion.”
Invest in Denmark, which has assisted several of the world’s large tech companies to establish hyperscale data centers in Denmark, advised DigiPlex in the process of entering Denmark.
”Denmark has succeeded in attracting significant data centre investments and investments in fiber connections to the US and Ireland,” said Anders Samuelsen, the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs. “These investments contribute significantly to our Danish digital growth potential. We are proud that DigiPlex with their 17-year track record and focus on innovative and sustainable data centers has decided to place their next data center in Copenhagen. This confirms the attractiveness of Denmark as the premier data center destination for both hyperscale developments and leading colocation providers.”