DigiPlex Opens Its 8th Colocation Data Center in the Nordics

Sustainable data center colocation provider DigiPlex has opened a third data center at its Fetsund campus in Lillestrøm municipality in Norway. The new data center has close to 900 square meters of white space and is built to support 3MW IT load. DigiPlex now operates eight data centers  across Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Photo Wiljar Nesse, CEO of DigiPlex
“Our campus approach to data center design and construction allows us to be very agile and respond to these requirements with fast and flexible builds,” said Wiljar Nesse, CEO of DigiPlex.

Despite the inconvenience created by the second Covid-19 wave, this new data center project was completed in less than a year. The new facility has already been reserved for a global client and is designed for extremely high levels of service availability. However, with power, fiber, and core infrastructure already in place on campus, DigiPlex is building a new 6MW dual hall data center to accommodate potential expansion at this desirable location.

“Speed to market is a critical factor for our hyperscale clients,” said Wiljar Nesse, CEO of DigiPlex. “Our campus approach to data center design and construction allows us to be very agile and respond to these requirements with fast and flexible builds. Completing a single data center in under a year is a huge achievement, announcing the openings of three in the last nine months, whilst battling the disruptions of global pandemic is extraordinary.”

“As the digitalization of economies and society continues to accelerate, our ability to secure land and create facilities complete with connectivity and power, ready to hand over to clients in just a few months is a significant competitive advantage,” added Mr. Nesse.

Air-to-Air Cooling

The three Fetsund campus data centers now have a total of over 6,000 square meters of usable server space and can handle a 16MW IT load. DigiPlex’s campus approach, combined with its modular design principles, builds on the campus’ “robust” physical security infrastructure, increasing the campus’ capability for surveillance, monitoring, and manned guarding while delivering “state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly” data centers for customers in short timeframes.

The new data center, like earlier DigiPlex facilities, has built-in redundancy in its power and cooling systems and is designed to be repaired without causing service interruptions. The facility uses DigiPlex’s air-to-air cooling technology, a high-efficiency system. According to DigiPlex, the cooling system is ideally adapted to the Nordic environment and can save “up to 25% more” than the industry average in terms of efficiencies and costs.

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