Estonia Foreign Trade and Information Technology Minister Kaimar Karu launched the construction of the first phase of the MCF data center. The data center will be built in three stages for the total cost of 100 million euros. The first phase of the construction will cost 30 million euros and it will constitute a three-story building of 14,000 square meters of floor space. The first phase is expected to be ready in the first quarter of 2021.
3,300 data cabinets with 135,000 servers
The other two extensions of similar size are also located in Sause. The first building will accommodate up to 1,100 data cabinets with 45,000 servers. Altogether the data center is designed for 3,300 data cabinets with 135,000 servers. The first building will accommodate up to 1,100 data cabinets with 45,000 servers. Altogether the data center is designed for 3,300 data cabinets with 135,000 servers. The data center was launched by Estonian and Finnish private investors. Among the contributors to the project so far have been Enterprise Estonia, the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and another ten or so institutions from both the public and private sectors.
Estonia Foreign Trade and Information Technology Minister Kaimar Karu said,
“The fact that the largest data center in the Baltic States is going to be built in Estonia shows that investors believe in Estonia’s IT capabilities, including in the field of cybersecurity. The sum invested in the center is substantial, but the potential impact of the project is going to be far greater – strengthening our position in the region and opening up new possibilities to compete internationally. The data center does not only have simple server rooms, but also offices and meeting rooms. Hopefully, others will follow the example of the carefully considered comprehensive solution of the data center.”