atNorth, previously known as Advania Data Centers, announced that the construction work for its new Stockholm data center has begun. According to the announcement, the facility will have an IT load of 11.2 MW and generate excess heat to heat local homes. The data center, Stockholm SWE01: SIF DC, will be built in 7 steps and the first phase is expected to be operational in December of 2021.
6,400 sqm, 11.2 MW
The 6,400 square meter facility will offer racks that can host up to 40kW air-cooled infrastructure and over 100kW for liquid-cooled infrastructure. It is located in Stockholm’s Information and Communications Technology district in Kista, which is the second-largest ICT cluster in the world. The location offers secure access to robust technical infrastructure and brings atNorth to the core of Europe’s technological innovation. Eyjólfur Magnús Kristinsson, CEO, atNorth, said,
“For atNorth, this SIF DC is a landmark project, as we are expanding beyond Iceland. Our goal is to become a world leader in high-performance computing and colocation services. We are excited to bring more compute power and services to our ambitious customers. It means they can reduce cost, bring products to market faster than before, and solve even more complicated problems.
By collaborating with a leading energy provider in the area the heat created by servers in our data center is not wasted but utilized in a supply chain that increases energy efficiency for the whole society and reduces wasteful energy usage.”