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Fortlax Data Center expand with new 1 MW facility in The Node Pole

Jun 24th, 2015   Press release


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Swedish data center provider Fortlax expands by building a new 1 MW, 1000 m² data center in The Node Pole in northern Sweden. This new colocation facility will host Fortlax’ enterprise clients. The facility is powered by 100% renewable hydropower.

Fortlax was founded in 2004 and now has more than 400 clients in its existing data center Fortlax I. The new datacenter Fortlax II will be built 8 km (5 miles) north of the existing datacenter.

– This is an important piece of the puzzle in our development of a unique and world-leading data center. Our plan is to open the center for our clients during the autumn of 2015, to then gradually scale the offering in line with the increasing customer demand. This demand will most likely increase even more rapidly during the coming years, says Fortlax’ CEO Anders Berglund.

This new investment will facilitate the increased demand from customers within high performance computing, storage, big data, Cloud and dual site resiliency. The initial build is for 1 MW server capacity, but the new facility will have a future capacity of 10 000 m² (108 000 ft²) of server space. Fortlax’ plan is to gradually expand the capacity over the next few years.

– This investment is very timely. We see enterprise customers moving data out of their own buildings and looking for cost-effective, green and stable solutions. This broadens our offer for all types of customers demanding a wide array of competitive and sustainable data center solutions, says Fredrik Kallioniemi, The Node Pole.

The new data center will open autumn 2015.

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For more info, please contact:
Fredrik Kallioniemi – Vice President Data Center Development, The Node Pole
+46-705 44 77 49, fredrik@thenodepole.com

Anders Berglund – CEO Fortlax Data Center
+46-703 49 29 21, anders.berglund@fortlax.se