DigiPlex has opened a second data centre at Fetsund in Lillestrøm municipality. The new data centre is 2,200m2 and will serve the increasing demand for sustainable and secure data centre capacity in Norway. DigiPlex now operates six data centres located in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
The new facility is built to support 3MW and is engineered for very high levels of service availability. Through DigiPlex’s Nordic Connect Platform, customers will also be able to operate dual site solutions for added security and significantly reduced risk of downtime. The majority of the site is already reserved for global customers but offers expansion possibilities to house additional customers.
DigiPlex is expanding rapidly, and as the new data centre is opened, one more data centre is under construction next to the now two operative centres in Lillestrøm and another data centre at Holtskogen in Indre Østfold municipality, south east of Oslo. Both campuses at Fetsund and Holtskogen have possibilities for further expansion. Construction time for the new centres has been less than a year, despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The expansion programme is partly financed through a fully subscribed NOK 655 million bond issue that will be listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange this autumn.
“We are seeing increased demand from both our enterprise customers who continue to move their digital infrastructure from on-premise solutions into combinations of colocation and cloud, as well as from the largest IT companies in the world, so-called ‘hyperscalers’, looking to capitalise on the advantages of placing their data centres in the Nordics. Both the location at Fetsund and at Holtskogen are ideal, as they have ample access to power, are well connected, have expansion possibilities and the closeness to Oslo provide low latency for our customers”, says Wiljar Nesse, CEO of DigiPlex.
After thid opening of an additional centre, and the ongoing construction of a third, DigiPlex is becoming a major investor in the Lillestrøm area. The campus at Fetsund has become a hub for hyperscale activity and a very efficient location for customers with power fibre and core infrastructure embedded in the campus environment.
The new facility in Lillestrøm employs a very energy efficient indirect evaporative cooling system which is similar in function to systems widely deployed by DigiPlex in Sweden and Norway. The resilient infrastructure of the new data centre has inherent redundancy in the power and cooling systems and is engineered such that everything can be maintained or repaired without services downtime. The new facility expands upon the robust physical security infrastructure already in place, increasing the campus capability for surveillance, monitoring and manned guarding.