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Sweden’s Östersund Gets in the Data Center Game

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The global IT infrastructure is evolving beyond centralized data centers and into a distributed system of globally connected points. With more users, more devices, and a lot more data – the data center has become an integral part of any organization. US-based firms are now trying to bring data closer to the user to help deliver better end-user performance.

As cloud computing and IT consumerization continue to push technology forward, organizations will need to seek out new places to house their data centers. The city of Östersund, Sweden wants to be one of those new data center destinations, and is outlining the merits of its location for medium to web-scale data centers.

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The site at Torvalla Industrial Park, located just outside the City Centre, is prepared for construction and is ”shovel ready”. The Östersund site offer includes:

  • Location in the heart of the Power region
  • National electricity price zone 2 – among the lowest price in Europe
  • Reduced energy tax, 34 % lower than South Sweden
  • Extremely stable grid, no interruptions last 30 years
  • Redundant electricity supply connected to the national grid

Download this white paper on the new Östersund site to learn about an advanced location capable of delivering a powerfully redundant infrastructure. In designing a robust data center, there are many considerations that fall into place. In this white paper, all of those concerns are addressed and expectations are taken to the next level.

With the perfect climate, optimal cooling capabilities, and the ability to deliver a packet in 16ms or less to St. Petersburg – the Östersund site creates the optimal opportunity for any organization to distribute their infrastructure. The focus around data delivery and cloud components will only continue to evolve. With that evolution, organizations will need to find new places to locate their data centers; to ensure the consistent availability of information for the end-user.

About the Author

Bill Kleyman is a veteran, enthusiastic technologist with experience in data center design, management and deployment. His architecture work includes virtualization and cloud deployments as well as business network design and implementation. Currently, Bill works as the National Director of Strategy and Innovation at MTM Technologies, a Stamford, CT based consulting firm.

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