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Amazon Web Services next big investment is in the Stockholm region

Apr 4th, 2017   News

Amazon Web Services (AWS) will invest in the Stockholm region and aims to get three data centers up and running by 2018. The sites will be built in Västerås, Eskilstuna and Katrineholm. This investment shows Sweden’s high competitiveness and attractive conditions for data center investments. AWS, the world’s largest provider of cloud services and part […]

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Amazon Web Services investerar stort i Sverige

Apr 4th, 2017   News

Amazon Web Services (AWS), världens största företag inom molntjänster och del av det amerikanska företaget Amazon, väljer att investera stort i Stockholmsregionen. Investeringarna visar på Sveriges starka position och attraktiva läge för datacenterinvesteringar. Tre datacenter kommer att byggas i Västerås, Eskilstuna och Katrineholm och de förväntas vara i drift redan under 2018. Det är nu […]

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Canaan Creative to open its first data center outside of China in Boden, The Node Pole

Feb 9th, 2017   Press release

Chinese tech company Canaan Creative moves into Boden and the Swedish data center region The Node Pole. Canaan is a world-leading producer of blockchain solutions and ASIC microprocessors – and the first Chinese company within the sector to open a data center in Europe.

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INFORMATION UPDATE

Feb 1st, 2017   News

Hello, As of February 1st 2017, The Node Pole is officially owned by power companies Vattenfall and Skellefteå Kraft. The Node Pole will expand its existing business so as to facilitate a one stop shop for investors looking into Sweden and emerging energy-intensive industries – and the expanded The Node Pole core team is already […]

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Swedish Parliament approves lowered tax rates for data centers from January 1st, 2017

Nov 24th, 2016   Press release

[Sweden; November 24th, 2016] The decision taken yesterday by the Swedish legislator lowers the electricity tax rate for data centers in Sweden to 0.005 SEK or USD 0.00054 per kWh. This 97% tax cut will come into effect by January 1st, 2017 and will be applicable to both existing and new data centers exceeding 0.5 […]

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The Node Pole expands in three dimensions – Large energy companies to acquire The Node Pole in its entirety

Oct 19th, 2016   Press release

[The Node Pole; 2016-10-19] Two of Sweden’s largest energy companies, Vattenfall and Skellefteå Kraft, today jointly announce their intentions of acquiring The Node Pole. The news was unveiled at a press conference called by the Swedish data center & cloud investment cluster earlier today. With the new backers onboard, The Node Pole plan is to […]

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The Node Pole blir del i storsatsning på Norra Sverige – Kraftbolag går ihop för att sälja regionen för elintensiva investeringar

Oct 19th, 2016   Press release

[The Node Pole; 2016-10-19] ”Ett stort steg för The Node Pole och en stor möjlighet för norra Sverige!”, så sammanfattar styrelseordförande Peter Ericson beskedet om att ägarna till The Node Pole kommit överens med kraftbolagen Vattenfall och Skellefteå Kraft om ett förvärv av organisationen – som del av målet att marknadsföra och utveckla hela norra […]

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Save the date/Invitation: Power Briefings – Sweden Data Centers

Jan 19th, 2017   News

January 1st, 2017, the Swedish Government lowered the energy tax for data centers dramatically by 97%, resulting in the lowest price for electricity in Europe. The Embassy of Sweden, Business Sweden & Data Centers by Sweden invites to Power Briefing: Feb 14, Washington DC Feb 16, Silicon Valley CA What is the effect on costs […]

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Business Sweden: Lower cost of power reinforces Sweden’s leading position for data centers in Europe

Jan 11th, 2017   In the media
Source: Business Sweden

PRESS RELEASE from Business Sweden – The Swedish Trade & Invest Council Effective January 1, 2017, a new legislation lowered the energy tax by 97 percent for data center operators in Sweden. Based on the new level, the total annual power cost for a 10 megawatt (MW) facility will provide an estimated annual savings of […]

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Tummen upp från Facebook gav Luleå en ny självbild

Dec 16th, 2016   In the media
Source: Dagens Nyheter

Från en grå småstad till Facebooks första etablering i Europa, samarbete med en av USA:s mest kreativa städer och årets tillväxtkommun 2015. Så gick det till när jantelagen ersattes av framtidstro i Luleå. | Read more…

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Cool runnings: why colder locations are winning data centre business

Dec 15th, 2016   In the media
Source: Fdi Intelligence

The need for data – and therefore data storage – is getting higher by the day. But while data centres in the past have looked to locate near large cities, the low energy costs of countries in colder climates – such as Iceland, Norway, Finland and Sweden – are coming more and more into favour. […]

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Advenica blir medlem i The Node Pole Alliance

Nov 30th, 2016   In the media
Source: Advenica

Cybersäkerhetsföretaget Advenica blir medlem i expertnätverket The Node Pole Alliance. Nätverket utgörs av den högsta nivån av internationell expertis för de som vill investera i datacenter i norra Sverige. | Read more…

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Lower energy tax for data centers

Nov 28th, 2016   In the media
Source: Swedish Trade & Invest Council - Business Sweden

The decision equates data centers to other, similar industrial activities which already pay the lower energy tax of 0.005 SEK per kWh (0.0005 Euro). | Read more…

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Swedish Parliament approves lowered tax rates for data centers from January 1st, 2017

Nov 28th, 2016   In the media
Source: Global Security Mag Online

The decision taken yesterday by the Swedish legislator lowers the electricity tax rate for data centers in Sweden to 0.005 SEK or USD 0.00054 per kWh. This 97% tax cut will come into effect by January 1st, 2017 and will be applicable to both existing and new data centers exceeding 0.5 MW capacity. | Read […]

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Sweden cuts electricity tax for data centers

Nov 24th, 2016   In the media
Source: DatacenterDynamics

The Swedish government has all but removed the electricity tax levied on data centers, in a bid to make its IT sector competitive against neighboring countries. The 97 percent tax cut will reduce overall electricity prices by around 40 percent for any existing or new data center greater than 0.5MW, from January 2017. | Read […]

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Swedish Parliament nearly kills off data centres electricity tax

Nov 24th, 2016   In the media
Source: Data Economy

The Swedish Parliament has this week approved a reduction of 97% on electricity tax rates charged to data centre operators. | Read more…

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Cinia and IT Norrbotten announce interconnection agreement

Nov 16th, 2016   News

News from Cinia (Finnish fiber provider) and IT Norrbotten (fiber provider in The Node Pole) Cinia’s Northern Digital Highway brings record-breaking capacity to facilitate data intensive operations in the Nordic countries Cinia Group, Finland-based designer, builder and operator of intelligent connectivity and ICT solutions, today announced an interconnection agreement with IT Norrbotten, regional network operator in […]

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C’est une pollution invisible à laquelle nous participons chaque jour sans en avoir conscience

Nov 6th, 2016   In the media
Source: France Inter

En utilisant notre ordinateur ou notre smartphone pour aller sur Internet, écouter de la musique ou regarder des vidéos en streaming, ou en multipliant les objets connectés (de l’ampoule à la voiture). L’activité numérique pollue déjà aujourd’hui autant que toute l’activité aérienne dans le monde. | Read more…

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Northern Europes Small Data Centers Are in a Uniquely Powerful Position

Oct 31st, 2016   In the media
Source: Technically Speaking

In recent years, we’ve seen a huge boom in the number of businesses – both big and small – looking to invest in Nordic data centers. Perhaps the two most recognizable names to build facilities in and around the “Node Pole” are Google, which opened a huge data center in Hamina on Finland’s southern coastline, […]

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Swedish energy companies to acquire The Node Pole

Oct 20th, 2016   In the media
Source: DataCentres.com

Two of Sweden’s largest energy companies, Vattenfall and Skellefteå Kraft, have jointly announced their intentions of acquiring The Node Pole. | Read more…

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The Node Pole expands in three dimensions

Oct 20th, 2016   In the media
Source: Digitalisation World

Two of Sweden’s largest energy companies, Vattenfall and Skellefteå Kraft, are to acquire The Node Pole. The news was unveiled at a press conference called by the Swedish data center & cloud investment cluster. With the new backers onboard, The Node Pole plan is to expand geographically, to widen the offering to include also other […]

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Näringslivschef: ”Bra med kommersiellt ägande”

Oct 19th, 2016   In the media
Source: SVT Norrbotten

Länsstyrelsens näringslivschef Andreas Lind menar att det är bra att företaget får ett kommersiellt ägande i stället för att Luleå Näringsliv och tre kommuner plus landstinget äger bolaget. | Read more…

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Elbolag satsar på datacenter

Oct 19th, 2016   In the media
Source: SVT Norrbotten

Företaget The Node Pole ägs av till största delen av Luleå Näringsliv. Kommunerna Boden, Piteå  och Luleå inklusive landstinget äger de andra 48 procenten jämnt fördelade mellan sig. Företaget skapades för fyra år sedan för att locka datacenter till regionen. | Read more…

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Data Centers – The next huge growth industry

Oct 19th, 2016   In the media
Source: Vattenfall

Facebook, Twitter and Pokemon Go are driving the need for more data centres. This signals a new golden era for northern Sweden. | Read more…

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Datacenterhub The Node Pole overgenomen door energiemaatschappijen

Oct 19th, 2016   In the media
Source: CloudWorks

De datacenterhub The Node Pole in het noorden van Zweden is overgenomen door de Zweedse energiemaatschappijen Vattenfall en Skellefteå Kraft. De nieuwe eigenaren willen de ontwikkeling van The Node Pole gaan voortzetten. | Read more…

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The Node Pole blir del i storsatsning på Norra Sverige

Oct 19th, 2016   In the media
Source: lulea.se

Ägarna till The Node Pole har kommit överens med kraftbolagen Vattenfall och Skellefteå Kraft om ett förvärv av organisationen – som del av målet att marknadsföra och utveckla hela norra Sverige såsom den självklara etableringsplatsen för globala verksamheter med krav på stabil tillgång till hållbar energi. | Read more…

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Kraftbolag tar över The Node Pole

Oct 19th, 2016   In the media
Source: Affärer i Norr

Vattenfall och Skellefteå Kraft tar över offentligt ägda The Node Pole och skalar upp försöken att locka elintensiv industri till norra Sverige. | Read more…

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Vattenfall and Skellefteå Kraft to Acquire The Node Pole

Oct 19th, 2016   In the media
Source: Datacentre.me

Vattenfall and Skellefteå Kraft, have announced their joint intentions of acquiring The Node Pole. The news was unveiled at a press conference called by the Swedish data centre & cloud investment cluster. | Read more…

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The Node Pole is acquired by Swedish power companies

Oct 19th, 2016   In the media
Source: DatacenterDynamics

Vattenfall and Skellefteå Kraft plan to grow the data center campus near the Arctic Circle. The Node Pole, a major data center development located in the industrial north of Sweden, has been acquired by local energy companies Vattenfall and Skellefteå Kraft. | Read more…

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U.S. Tech Giants Are Investing Billions to Keep Data in Europe

Oct 4th, 2016   In the media
Source: The New York Times

In the battle to dominate Europe’s cloud computing market, American tech giants are spending big to build up their local credibility. | Read more…

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Konkurrensen om datahallar hårdnar

Oct 4th, 2016   In the media
Source: P4 Norrbotten - Sveriges Radio

Danmark ska få ett stort datacenter när Facebook satsar i Odense, och på Irland bygger flera it-jättar nya anläggningar. För Norrbottens del har konkurrensen om datacenter blivit hårdare. | Read more…

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Mark Zuckerberg Shares Rare Images Of Facebook’s Massive Data Center In Sweden

Sep 30th, 2016   In the media
Source: Tech Times

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, has shared some rare images of Facebook’s data center. | Read more…

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Inside Facebook’s Massive Swedish Data Center

Sep 30th, 2016   In the media
Source: TIME

For many new Facebook employees, their first days begin in front of a computer screen, learning the ins and outs of the company’s code. That code, after all, serves as the foundation of the company’s gigantic social network, hosting more than 1 billion daily visitors. With that in mind, it may be surprising to hear […]

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Zuckerberg enthüllt: Faszinierende Fotos aus Facebooks Serverpark

Sep 30th, 2016   In the media
Source: PC WELT

Einen beeindruckenden Blick hinter die Kulissen gewährt Mark Zuckerberg: Fotos aus dem Inneren von Facebooks Serverfarm. Hier liegen vielleicht Ihre Facebook-Daten. | Read more…

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Here’s Where Facebook Stores Your Info: In This Futuristic Arctic Data Center

Sep 30th, 2016   In the media
Source: NBC News

Facebook is bringing new meaning to Scandinavian cool. CEO Mark Zuckerberg proudly posted photos Wednesday of the company’s massive data center, just 70 miles from the Arctic Circle. | Read more…

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This cold tech dungeon is where Facebook stores your selfies

Sep 30th, 2016   In the media
Source: The Daily Dot

You probably never give much thought to where Facebook stores all your precious data. It’s easy to imagine it just floating out there in the ether, but it’s actually housed in massive data centers all over the world. In a post on the social network, CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed off one such facility, and it’s […]

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Mark Zuckerberg compartilha fotos do data center mais frio do Facebook – TecMundo

Sep 30th, 2016   In the media
Source: TecMundo

Tudo mundo curte uma conexão estável e rápida, mas o que muitos não sabem é que a internet de hoje depende de grandes data centers espalhados pelo globo. Esses complexos tecnológicos possuem servidores de altíssima capacidade que, além de consumir grandes quantidades de energia, também geram muito, muito calor. | Read more…

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Peek Inside Facebook’s Data Center Near Arctic Circle

Sep 30th, 2016   In the media
Source: PC Mag

Looking at your Facebook News Feed, you may wonder what it takes on the back-end to keep such a massive social network, which now boasts some 1.23 billion users, up and running. The operation has, for sure, scaled up from its modest beginnings back in Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard dorm room, and now we can all […]

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Mark Zuckerberg just shared pictures from Facebook’s Data Center, and it’s like a dystopian sci-fi

Sep 30th, 2016   In the media
Source: ZME Science

Facebook’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, just gave us a glimpse of what the company’s data center looks like – it’s scary and awesome at the same time. | Read more…

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Mark Zuckerberg Just Shared Rare Photos of Facebook’s Data Center In The Arctic

Sep 30th, 2016   In the media
Source: Fast Company

Daniel Terdiman is a San Francisco-based technology journalist with nearly 20 years of experience. A veteran of CNET and VentureBeat, Daniel has also written for Wired, The New York Times, Time, and many other publications. Daniel covers cool and emerging technology such as virtual reality, drones, robotics, private space exploration, 3D printing and more. | […]

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Mark Zuckerberg Shows Off Facebook’s Massive Swedish Data Center

Sep 30th, 2016   In the media
Source: HYPEBEAST

Yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg himself took to Facebook to show off the platform’s enormous data center in Sweden. Located deep in the forests of the northern part of the country in Luleå, the massive facility is noteworthy for the way in which “it uses a variety of local natural resources to increase efficiency and save power.” […]

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Mark Zuckerberg shared awesome photos of Facebook’s high tech facility in northern Sweden – “The most efficient data center in the world”

Sep 30th, 2016   In the media
Source: Business Insider Nordic

*Copyright © 2016 Business Insider Inc / Bonnier Business Media Sweden AB. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Legal Fine Print. | Read more…

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Mark Zuckerberg offers rare glimpse into Facebook’s massive, futuristic Sweden data centre

Sep 30th, 2016   In the media
Source: International Business Times

Sporting more than 1.71 billion monthly active users, Facebook has multiple massive data centres to store and serve up users’ constantly growing collection of updates, likes, photos, video and other precious data every day. To give people a glimpse into the advanced technology that goes into supporting the social media giant, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has […]

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Mark Zuckerberg shares rare photos of Facebook’s highly advanced data center

Sep 30th, 2016   In the media
Source: BGR

As of the second quarter of 2016, Facebook had 1.71 billion monthly active users. But how many users out of the 1.7 billion ever wonder about Facebook’s technology infrastructure, which is keeping so many people across the world connected. To share the same with the world, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared what the data center […]

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Scandinavian cool: Inside Facebook’s Arctic data center

Sep 30th, 2016   In the media
Source: Yahoo! Tech

With over 1.65 billion users, Facebook has to manage what most tech companies would regard as an overwhelming amount of data. The company isn’t shy about showing off the impressive facilities that house its servers, offering glimpses into its mammoth data centers at regular intervals. Thanks to Facebook’s founder and CEO we now have our […]

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Photos: Zuckerberg offers glimpse inside Facebook’s cavernous Arctic datacenter

Sep 30th, 2016   In the media
Source: ZDNet

Facebook’s main Arctic datacenter is so big that engineers move around it on scooters. Besides the cold climate, Facebook chose Sweden’s Luleå because it had plenty of vacant space to support a massive facility, which measures 300m long by 100m wide — or about the size of 7.5 football fields. | Read more…

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That’s really cool: Facebook gives rare glimpse inside its gigantic Luleå server farm just 70 miles from the Arctic circle

Sep 30th, 2016   In the media
Source: Daily Mail

Giant fans pull in cold air to cool the vast racks of servers in center the size of six football fields. Dozen hydro-electric plants operate on nearby rivers, providing a reliable and renewable power source. | Read more…

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Mark Zuckerberg shares pictures from Facebook’s cold, cold data center

Sep 30th, 2016   In the media
Source: The Verge

Keeping the internet cool isn’t easy, and the energy consumption of data centers always been a headache for tech companies. Different firms have tried to solve this problem in different way, with Google using its AI expertise to trim costs, while Microsoft has even been exploring the possibility of underwater data centers. For Facebook, though, the solution […]

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Zuckerberg skriver om Luleå – Affärer i Norr

Sep 30th, 2016   In the media
Source: Affärer i Norr

Facebook-grundaren Mark Zuckerberg skriver om Luleå på sin egen Facebook-sida, vilket uppmärksammats av medier över hela världen. | Read more…

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Efter Zuckerbergs inlägg: Världen skriver om Luleå

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: Norrbottens Kuriren

Socialt I går nämnde Facebooks grundare Mark Zuckerberg Luleå i ett Facebookinlägg – nu skriver flera internationella medier om staden. | Read more…

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Häng med in i Facebooks “arktiska” datacenter i Luleå

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: IDG.se

“Vi börjar djupt in i norra Sveriges skogar med datacentret i Luleå. Det är en nyckel i vår globala infrastruktur, och använder en rad lokala naturresurser för att öka effektiviteten och spara ström”, skriver det sociala nätverkets vd Mark Zuckerberg. | Read more…

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Facebook visar upp sitt datacenter i Luleå

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: Omni

Mark Zuckerberg har bestämt sig för att publicera bilder på hur den teknikinfrastruktur som driver det sociala nätverket ser ut, och först ut är Facebooks enorma datacenter i Luleå. | Read more…

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Creepy Swedish Data Center Looks Like a Scene from a | Vanity Fair

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: Vanity Fair

“I love this shot because it looks like a sci-fi movie,” Mark Zuckerberg captioned a photo he posted of a dozen-or-so fans that look menacing enough to suck the soul right out of your body. The fans live in Facebook’s data center in the small coastal town Luleå. It lies about 70 miles south of […]

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Inside Facebook’s astonishing data centre

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: mybroadband

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has published details and photos of the company’s Luleå data centre, located close to the Arctic Circle. | Read more…

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Facebooks vd hyllar Luleå

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: SVT Norrbotten

Facebooks datacenter på Porsön i Luleå är företagets första anläggning utanför USA. I ett inlägg på den sociala mediesajten visar företagets medgrundare och vd Mark Zuckerberg nu upp datacentret för sina 81,5 miljoner följare, och förklarar varför de anser Luleå vara en optimal plats för verksamheten. | Read more…

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Mark Zuckerberg hyllar Luleå. Heja Sverige!

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: Feber.se

You probably don’t think about Luleå when you share with friends on Facebook, but it’s an example of the incredibly complex technology infrastructure that keeps the world connected. | Read more…

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Check out Zuckerberg’s photos of Facebook’s advanced Arctic data center – TechSpot

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: TechSpot

When he isn’t giving away his vast fortune, bringing the internet to remote parts of the earth, or trying to rid the world of all disease, Mark Zuckerberg continues to run a social media network that boasts nearly two billion active monthly users – and that requires some innovative tech. | Read more…

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Här hyllar Mark Zuckerberg Sverige

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: Metro

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Scandinavian Cool: Inside Facebook’s Arctic Data Center

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: Digital Trends

Thanks to Facebook’s founder and CEO we now have our first detailed look at the firm’s most unique location. | Read more…

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Zuckerberg bildhyllar Luleå: “En viktig del i Facebooks globala infrastruktur”

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: M3

Det är inte varje dag som världens blickar riktas mot Luleå, och särskilt inte de som tillhör supermäktiga multimiljardärer. Nu har det i alla fall hänt. Facebooks medgrundare och vd Mark Zuckerberg, som följs av över 80 miljoner människor på det sociala nätverket, har publicerat en bildserie från en av företagets Norrbotten-baserade serverhallar. | Read […]

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Lulea data centre: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg set to launch a data centre that is as huge as 6 times a football field – Nigeria’s No.1 blog in Entertainment

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: Henry Aniagor - Nigeria's No.1 blog in Entertainment

Love this shot because it looks like a sci-fi movie. These enormous fans draw in the outside air to cool the tens of thousands of servers in the data hall. In the winter, when temperatures plunge to -30 degrees the situation is reversed, and the heat from the servers warm the massive buildings. | Read […]

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Mark Zuckerberg Releases Rare Photos of Facebook’s Luleå Data Center

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: Observer

Curious what the world’s most advanced data center looks like? Mark Zuckerberg just gave us a peek inside Facebook’s Luleå data center. In a Facebook post this afternoon, he shared 16 photos as the first installment of a series of “rare photos of the most advanced technology Facebook is building around the world,” promising we can expect […]

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Mark Zuckerberg: “Tänk på Luleå när du delar på Facebook”

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: Breakit

När Facebook beslutade sig för att lägga sin första serverhall utanför USA i Luleå jublade såväl det lokala näringslivet som Sveriges toppolitiker.  | Read more…

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Facebooks vd hyllar Luleå

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: DI Digital

Facebooks grundare har delat med sig av bilder från företagets anläggning i Luleå, där internetjätten sedan några år tillbaka har två serverhallar. | Read more…

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Zuckerberg presume su helado centro de datos

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: El Financiero

El fundador de Facebook publicó fotos de su centro de datos en Lulea, Suecia, en donde la firma utiliza el aire ártico para enfriar los servidores, lo que permite que emplee 40 por ciento menos energía eléctrica, para un espacio equivalente a seis estadios de futbol americano. | Read more…

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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg shares high-tech data center photos

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: Headlines & Global News

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently post photos of the company’s massive data center in Luleå, Sweden, giving everyone a preview of what’s in store for one of the social media giant’s most sophisticated data centers to date. Zuckerberg’s Facebook post shows photos of the data center’s interiors, with more to be added soon. | Read […]

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Zuck’s photos from Facebook’s futuristic Arctic data center

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: TechCrunch

Why pay for air conditioning when you can just build a data center near the Arctic Circle and pump in the frosty winds? That’s why Facebook created these massive fans for its Luleå, Sweden data center. In hopes of proving that Facebook’s 10-year plan goes way beyond the News Feed, Mark Zuckerberg has begun sharing rare […]

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Facebooks egna bilder av anläggningen i Luleå | Nyheter | Expressen

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: Expressen

Facebooks skapare kommer framöver att posta bilder på hur sociala medier-jättens avancerade teknologi ser ut. Han börjar i Sverige. “Luleå är ett exempel på den otroligt komplicerade teknikinfrastruktur som håller världen uppkopplad”, skriver Mark Zuckerberg på Facebook. | Read more…

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Mark Zuckerberg reveals how Facebook literally stays cool

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: Mashable

Mark Zuckerberg wants you to know just how much advanced technology goes into operating the social media giant that is Facebook. | Read more…

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Facebook- centrum danych Luleå

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: Business Insider Polska

Przez najbliższe kilka miesięcy Mark Zuckerberg będzie publikował na swoim profilu fotografie najbardziej zaawansowanych technologii, jakie Facebook tworzy na całym świecie. W pierwszą podróż zabiera nas do miasta Luleå w północnej Szwecji, gdzie zlokalizowane jest centrum danych. Kompleks czerpie 100 proc. energii ze źródeł odnawialnych. Główny budynek jest wielkości sześciu bo | Read more…

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Mark Zuckerberg Shares Photos of Facebook’s Massive Luleå Data Center

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: Inverse

Mark Zuckerberg would like the world to know that Facebook technology is the best technology. He announced on Wednesday that, for the next few weeks, he’d be sharing “rare photos of the most advanced technology Facebook is building around the world.” Zuckerberg began that photo dump with Facebook’s data center in Luleå, Sweden. | Read […]

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Mark Zuckerberg Shares Photos of Facebook’s Headquarters

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: HYPETRAK

This is where it all happens. | Read more…

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Facebook’s ceo pays tribute to Luleå

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: TechSite

Facebook’s founder has shared images from the company’s plant in Luleå, where internetjätten a few years ago, has two server halls. | Read more…

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Mark Zuckerberg reveals how Facebook literally stays cool – InBusiness

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: InBusiness.ae

Mark Zuckerberg wants you to know just how much advanced technology goes into operating the social media giant that is Facebook. | Read more…

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Zuckerberg om Luleås betydelse för Facebook

Sep 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: Norrbottens Kuriren

Nu hjälper Mark Zuckerberg till att göra Luleå känt i hela världen. | Read more…

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Significant reduction of electricity tax for larger data centers included in the Budget Bill

Sep 20th, 2016   News

On September 20th 2016 the Swedish government submitted the Budget Bill to the parliament (Riksdag). According to the Budget Bill, data centers with an installed effect of minimum 0.5 MW will pay 0.5 öre/kWh (0.005 SEK or USD 0.0006/kWh). The Riksdag is now processing the Budget Bill and finalises the central government budget later this […]

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SICS ICE Data Center in The Node Pole is expanding

Sep 15th, 2016   News

SICS ICE, where ICE stands for Infrastructure and Cloud datacenter test Environment, is a Swedish national data center facility for test and experiment activities concerning big data and cloud technologies. The facility is located in The Node Pole region, and managed as a partnership between SICS North Swedish ICT and Luleå University of Technology. The […]

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Data-Center-Sites

SICS ICE talk at 7×24 Exchange

Aug 26th, 2016   In the media
Source: 7x24 Exchange

SICS Swedish ICT North CEO Tor Björn Minde was invited as a speakers at the 7×24 Exchange Conference in Florida in June. The presentation were a great opportunity for SICS Swedish ICT to market what they are trying to achieve with the data center research facility SICS ICE in The Node Pole. Watch his full […]

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Suède: des serveurs Facebook refroidis par le vent glacé

Jul 11th, 2016   In the media
Source: francetvinfo.fr

Les paysages grandioses de la Laponie suédoise. La région était surtout connue ici pour ses forêts à perte de vue, tout a changé depuis la construction il y a deux ans de ce gigantesque bâtiment. C’est le premier data center,  un centre de stockage de données ouvert en Europe par Facebook. | Read more… Suède […]

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Anne Graf of The Node Pole talks about EcoCooling and The Node Pole

Jul 6th, 2016   In the media
Source: EcoCooling

The Node Pole Alliance network partner EcoCooling interviewing our Chief Commercial Officer Anne Graf.| Read more…

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Industry Leaders’ Insights: The Node Pole – New Tax Legislation Puts Spotlight Back On Sweden

Jun 25th, 2016   In the media
Source: Datacentres.com

Industry Leaders’ Insights at Datacloud Europe 2016: The Node Pole – New Tax Legislation Puts Spotlight Back On Sweden. | Read more…

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The Node Pole Highly Commended at Datacloud Awards

Jun 10th, 2016   News

The Node Pole was shortlisted for the Innovative Data Center Location Award at Datacloud Awards in Monaco 7 June 2016. Host in Ireland won the award but The Node Pole received a recognition as Highly Commended.

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Jätteläge för ny datacenterboom i Sverige

Jun 10th, 2016   In the media
Source: ComputerSweden

Regeringens förslag går ut på att låta datacenter få samma villkor som annan basnäring i Sverige och det innebär en betydligt lägre skatt. Från dagens skattesats på mellan 19,4 och 29,4 öre per kilowattimme beroende på var datacentret ligger ner till 0,5 öre per kilowattimme. | Read more…

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“Öppnar för fler affärer”

Jun 9th, 2016   In the media
Source: NSD

Nu går regeringen fram med förslaget om sänkningen av energiskatten för datacenter. | Read more…

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Tummen upp för sänkt energiskatt

Jun 9th, 2016   In the media
Source: Sveriges Radio, P4 Norrbotten

Idag beslutade regeringen om att sänka skatten för serverhallar. Nu blir det samma energiskatt som för övrig svensk industri. Ett efterlängtat beslut i Norrbotten. | Read more…

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The Swedish government plans to lower electricity taxes on data centers

Jun 9th, 2016   News

Today, the The Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Mikael Damberg, and the Minister for Finance, Magdalena Andersson, announced that the Swedish Government is planning a significant reduction of electricity taxes for data centers. This is the next step in the government’s initiative to increase Sweden’s competitiveness in the tech industry. Data centers will pay 0.5 […]

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Nu föreslår regeringen sänkt elskatt för serverhallar

Jun 9th, 2016   In the media
Source: SVT Nyheter Ekonomi

Regeringens förhoppningar om vad det nya förslaget ska resultera i går inte att ta miste på. En skattesänkning på el ska öka konkurrenskraften inom datacenterindustrin, fler globala it-jättar kan då välja att komma till Sverige och fler nya jobb skapas. | Read more…

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Visite exceptionnelle dans le data center de Facebook, en Suède

Jun 7th, 2016   In the media
Source: Le Monde

C’est ici que, depuis 2013, est traitée une part importante des requêtes des 310 millions d’utilisateurs européens de Facebook (sur un total mondial de 1,65 milliard) et que sont stockées temporairement leurs données – textes, photos, vidéos… | Read more…

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Hydro66 named Hosting/Colo Provider of the Year at DataCentre Solutions DCS Awards!

May 12th, 2016   News

Hydro66 in The Node Pole was namned Hosting/Colo Provider of the Year at DataCentre Solutions DCS Awards!

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”Sänkt energiskatt kan ge fler datacenter”

May 10th, 2016   In the media
Source: Ny Teknik

Hälften av de svenska företagen som bygger och driver storskaliga datacenter planerar att expandera. – Om ett förslag att sänka deras energiskatt går igenom kan vi räkna med en ännu starkare tillväxt, säger Tomas Sokolnicki, investeringsrådgivare på Business Sweden. | Read more…

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The call of the North

May 6th, 2016   In the media
Source: DatacenterDynamics

The data center boom across countries in the Nordics and Baltics should come as no surprise. Low operational costs driven by the abundance of cheap, reliable, renewable power make this region of northern Europe ideal for data centers. So does the ability to use freezing water and air for natural, inexpensive cooling. | Read more…

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Hello World: Sweden – Inside Facebook’s Cloud Cathedral – Bloomberg

Apr 27th, 2016   In the media
Source: Bloomberg

Facebook has built one of the world’s largest and most efficient data centers at the edge of the world. Here’s the engineering behind its massive cloud system in Lulea.| Read more…

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BMW får superdatatjänster från Piteåföretag | Allt om Bilar

Mar 30th, 2016   In the media
Source: Expressen

BMW väljer att samarbeta med ett dataföretag i Norrbotten. Fortlax från Piteå ska leverera så kallade superdatatjänster till den tyska fordonsjätten. | Read more…

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BMW selects Swedish datacentre Fortlax

Mar 29th, 2016   In the media
Source: Datacentres.com

The Swedish datacentre company Fortlax has announced that it has secured BMW Group as a new client. Fortlax’s high security datacentres is run on 100% renewable hydro energy and will provide BMW Group with high performance computing hosting and services – and the setup work starts as of immediately. | Read more…

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BMW Group signs HPC and hosting deal with hydro-powered Swedish datacentre operator

Mar 24th, 2016   In the media
Source: ComputerWeekly.com

Motor manufacturer BMW Group has reinforced its commitment to using sustainable datacentre resources to underpin the design of its cars, after signing a deal with Sweden-based operator Fortlax. | Read more…

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BMW rullar in hos Piteåbolag – här är veckans it-affärer – IT24

Mar 24th, 2016   In the media
Source: ComputerSweden

Piteåbaserade datacenterföretaget Fortlax, som är en del av datacenterregionen The Node Pole, ska leverera det man kallar superdatatjänster till BMW Group. Arbetet ska inledas omedelbart, enligt vd och grundare Anders Berglund. | Read more…

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Fortlax erhält Auftrag von BMW – automotiveIT

Mar 23rd, 2016   In the media
Source: automotiveit

Der Rechenzentrumsbetreiber Fortlax gewinnt die BMW Group als neuen Kunden: Künftig werden „High Performance Computing Cluster (HPC Cluster)“ des Autobauers im Hochsicherheits-Rechenzentrum des schwedischen Unternehmens gehostet. HPC Cluster werden für anspruchsvolle Simulationen und Big Data-Analysen verwendet, zum Beispiel in der Fahrzeugentwicklung oder bei der Einrichtung von Cloud-Rechenplattformen. | Read more…

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BMW verlagert HPC-Computing an den Nordpol

Mar 23rd, 2016   In the media
Source: datacenter-insider.de

Das Hochsicherheits-Rechenzentrum von Fortlax wird mit 100 Prozent erneuerbarer Hydro-Energie betrieben und stellt der BMW Group High Performance Computing (HPC) Hosting und Services zur Verfügung. Die Arbeiten starten umgehend. | Read more…

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Piteåföretag får order av BMW

Mar 23rd, 2016   In the media
Source: SVT Norrbotten

Ett datacenterföretag i Piteå har ingått ett partnerskap som leverantör av superdatatjänster till bilföretaget BMW. Arbetet med att skräddarsy och inrätta lösningar till BMW Group startar omedelbart. Dagens nyhet kan ses i skenet av ett globalt skifte gentemot en ökad molnhantering av både datalagrings- och databeräknings-tjänster. | Read more…

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Tysk biljätte väljer Fortlax för datalagring

Mar 23rd, 2016   In the media
Source: Piteå Tidningen

Den tyska bilkoncernen BMW kommer att styra framtida datatrafik över Fortlax i Piteå. ”Ett otroligt stort erkännande”, säger vd Anders Berglund. | Read more…

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Deutscher Premium-Automobilhersteller wählt schwedisches Rechenzentrum Fortlax

Mar 23rd, 2016   In the media
Source: storageconsortium.de

Das Hochsicherheits-Rechenzentrum von Fortlax wird mit 100% erneuerbarer Hydroenergie betrieben und stellt der BMW Group High Performance Computing (HPC) Hosting und Services zur Verfügung – die Arbeiten starten demnach umgehend. | Read more…

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German Premium automotive company selects Swedish data center Fortlax

Mar 23rd, 2016   Press release

[The Node Pole, Sweden; March 23, 2016) Swedish data center company Fortlax today announces BMW Group as a new client. Fortlax’s high security data center is run on 100% renewable hydro energy and will provide BMW Group with high performance computing hosting and services – and the setup work starts as of immediately. Today’s news coincides with the overall […]

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Deutscher Premium-Automobilhersteller wählt schwedisches Rechenzentrum Fortlax aus

Mar 23rd, 2016   Press release

[The Node Pole, Schweden; 23 März 2016] Der schwedische Rechenzentrumsbetreiber Fortlax gewinnt die BMW Group als neuen Kunden. Das Hochsicherheits-Rechenzentrum von Fortlax wird mit 100% erneuerbarer Hydroenergie betrieben und stellt der BMW Group High Performance Computing (HPC) Hosting und Services zur Verfügung – die Arbeiten starten umgehend. Diese Meldung spiegelt auch die insgesamt wachsende Nachfrage nach dynamischen, sicheren und umweltbewussten Rechenzentrums-Leistungen […]

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Tysk fordonsjätte väljer Sverige – Lägger ’superdatatjänster’ hos Fortlax i The Node Pole

Mar 23rd, 2016   Press release

[The Node Pole; 2016-03-23] Svenska datacenterföretaget Fortlax, beläget i Piteå och inom datacenterregionen The Node Pole, bekräftar idag att man ingått ett partnerskap såsom leverantör av så kallade superdatatjänster till BMW Group. Arbetet med att skräddarsy och inrätta lösningar till BMW Group startar omedelbart. Dagens nyhet kan ses i skenet av ett globalt skifte gentemot en ökad molnhantering av […]

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Anne Graf at FIF London 2016

Feb 2nd, 2016   In the media
Source: Datacentres.com

Anne Graf, Chief Commercial Officer at The Node Pole, at Finance and Investment Forum in London January 2016: “It’s better and cheaper to transport data instead of moving energy around. That’s gonna be a key driver going forward.” | Read more…

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Global warming: Data centres to consume three times as much energy in next decade, experts warn

Jan 23rd, 2016   In the media
Source: The Independent

“The amount of energy consumed by the world’s data centres will treble in the next decade, putting an enormous strain on energy supplies and dealing a hefty blow to efforts to contain global warming, experts say. (…) And some internet companies – such as Facebook, Google and Apple – are leading efforts to be more […]

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“Knappen är som en fjärrkontroll till mobilen”

Jan 11th, 2016   In the media
Source: SvD Näringsliv

The Node Pole Chief Future Business Officer Karin Nilsdotter at CES in Las Vegas: “Climate-savvy cloud pioneers drive an explosive data center growth” (interview in Swedish, about 2:15 into the video). | Read more…

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Karin Nilsdotter till Node Pole

Jan 7th, 2016   In the media
Source: Affärer i Norr

Datacentersatsningen The Node Pole rekryterar Karin Nilsdotter, vd på Spaceport Sweden, och industrikonsulten Josefin Hedberg till sitt team. | Read more…

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The Node Pole rekryterar

Jan 5th, 2016   In the media
Source: Norrbottens Affärer

Rymdprofilen Karin Nilsdotter och industrikonsulten Josefin Hedberg rekryteras till The Node Pole-teamet, där båda går in vid sidan av sina andra uppdrag. Förstärkningen av teamet beror på den ökade konkurrensen på datacentermarknaden, liksom den globalt ökade efterfrågan av molntjänster. Båda har börjat sina uppdrag vid årsskiftet och Karin representerar denna veckan | Read more…

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Svensk rymdchef rekryteras till teknikgrupp i norra Sverige

Jan 4th, 2016   In the media
Source: Breakit

The Node Pole är ett samarbetsprojekt mellan Luleå, Piteå, Boden och Älvsbyn. Syftet med organisationen är att marknadsföra Norrbotten som etableringsort för elintensiv verksamhet. Nu rekryteras rymdprofilen Karin Nilsdotter och industrikonsulten Josefin Hedberg. | Read more…

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Green Data Discussions At This Week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

Jan 4th, 2016   In the media
Source: CloudTweaks

Swedish data center & cloud computing cluster The Node Pole today announces the assignment of two new top-tier senior officers: Renowned innovation expert Karin Nilsdotter, as well as industrial process developer Josefin Hedberg are now onboard and will be talking green data at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Jan 6th through […]

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The Node Pole gears up with top industry talent – and approaches the cloud consumer

Jan 4th, 2016   Press release

[The Node Pole; 2016-01-04] Swedish data center & cloud computing cluster The Node Pole today announces the assignment of two new top-tier senior officers: Renowned innovation expert Karin Nilsdotter, as well as industrial process developer Josefin Hedberg are now onboard and will be talking green data at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Jan 6th through […]

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Due north

Dec 15th, 2015   In the media
Source: Datacenter Dynamics

The Swedish approach could indicate that the industry is evolving beyond its obsession with numbers – beyond the holy trinity of power, network and space. | Read more…

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Erik Lundström årets affärsängel i databranschen

Dec 14th, 2015   In the media
Source: Affärer i Norr

Erik Lundström, vd för The Node Pole, har utsetts till årets affärsängel inom datacenterbranschen. Priset Data Center Evangelist of the Year delas ut av av Datacenter Dynamics, en nyhetssajt inom datacenterutveckling, vid evenemanget EMEA Awards. | Read more…

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KnCMiner bygger ett fjärde datacenter

Dec 14th, 2015   In the media
Source: Affärer i Norr

KnCMiner har beslutat att bygga ett fjärde datacenter i Boden, intill de tre befintliga. Det meddelade bolagets vd Sam Cole vid det blockchain hackathon som företaget arrangerade på Boden Business Park i helgen. | Read more…

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KnC to build new Swedish datacentre in four-weeks

Dec 14th, 2015   In the media
Source: DataCentres.com

Blockchain infrastructure provider KnC has announced plans to build another datacentre in Boden, Sweden, – an area marketed as the Node Pole, the company’s CEO Sam Cole has revealed. | Read more…

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KnC Miner to build fourth bitcoin facility in Sweden

Dec 14th, 2015   In the media
Source: Datacenter Dynamics

The company continues to invest in the Node Pole. Cryptocurrency specialist KnC Miner is set to build yet another bitcoin mining facility near the city of Boden, Northern Sweden, in a region known as ‘the Node Pole’. | Read more…

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Blockchain Infrastructure Provider KnC Announces New Datacenter and Blockchain Hackathon

Dec 11th, 2015   In the media
Source: Blockchain News

Blockchain infrastructure provider KnC today announced plans to build another data center in Boden – the Blockchain computing community within The Node Pole. This was unveiled by CEO Sam Cole during the opening ceremony of the Arctic Chain Hackathon today. | Read more…

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Arctic Chain Hackathon: KnC Builds New Data Center In The Node Pole

Dec 11th, 2015   In the media
Source: CloudTweaks

Blockchain infrastructure provider KnC today announced plans to build another data center in Boden – the Blockchain computing community within The Node Pole. This was unveiled by CEO Sam Cole during the opening ceremony of the Arctic Chain Hackathon today. | Read more…

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Bitcoin miner KnC is planning another four-week datacenter build-out

Dec 11th, 2015   In the media
Source: PCWorld

Four weeks: That’s how long Swedish bitcoin mining company KnCMiner takes to build a new datacenter, from breaking ground to beginning operations. “The longest part is signing the agreement,” CEO Sam Cole said Friday, announcing plans for another 20MW datacenter in the Swedish town of Boden, part of the “Node Pole” technology cluster near Lulea […]

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KnC builds new data center in The Node Pole – gamifies recruitment process

Dec 11th, 2015   Press release

Blockchain infrastructure provider KnC today announced plans to build another data center in Boden – the Blockchain computing community within The Node Pole. This was unveiled by CEO Sam Cole during the opening ceremony of the Arctic Chain Hackathon today. The new data center, which will be KnC’s fourth data center in The Node Pole, […]

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CEO Erik Lundström named Data Center Evangelist of the Year

Dec 11th, 2015   News

Erik Lundström, CEO at The Node Pole, was on Thursday 10th December named Data Center Evangelist of the Year at DatacenterDynamics EMEA Awards 2015 in London. The award recognises a company or individual who in the view of the judges has done the most over the past 12 months to build the profile of the data center […]

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KnC och Vattenfall realtidsutvecklar blockchainteknologin genom Arctic Chain Hackathon

Dec 11th, 2015   In the media
Source: Boden Business Park

Nu i helgen arrangeras Arctic Chain Hackathon på Boden Business Park. Initiativtagare för tävlingen är Bodens utveckling och det blockchainledande företaget KnC som genom detta event skapar möjligheter att fånga upp den obundna kraften hos fristående programmerare och utvecklare. | Read more…

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Major new data centre venture for TDC in northern Sweden

Dec 7th, 2015   News

IT and telecoms company TDC announced today it is strengthening its telecoms presence in northern Sweden, and thus supporting establishment of data centres in the area. Several partnerships have been formed, with, among others, Fortlax data centres and Hydro66, both in northern Sweden. The investments total over SEK 10 million, and more is in the […]

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Every photo you’ve ever put on Facebook might be stored in this gigantic Swedish warehouse

Dec 7th, 2015   In the media
Source: Tech Insider

Remember that time you uploaded that video of your cat to Facebook? Or posted that selfie on Instagram the other day? They could all be stored here in Facebook’s data center in Lulea, Sweden. | Read more…

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Andy Long of Hydro66 at Datacentre Dynamics Converged

Nov 27th, 2015   In the media
Source: DatacenterDynamics

Andy Long CEO of colocation operator Hydro66 about the advantages to locating datacenters in the Nordics: “We can help companies reduce or eliminate their impact on the environment while making massive cost reductions as well” | Read more…

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Facebook boasts green data centre in Luleå, Sweden

Nov 25th, 2015   In the media
Source: euronews.com

From the outside, it looks like an enormous, anonymous grey warehouse. Inside, there is a hint of the movie Bladerunner: long cavernous corridors, spinning computer servers with flashing blue lights and the hum of giant fans. Welcome to the Node Pole, in Luleå, northern Sweden, the site of Facebook’s first data centre outside the US. Read […]

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Nordic enterprises to enjoy cheaper datacentre costs

Nov 19th, 2015   In the media
Source: Computer Weekly

A reduced electricity tax rate for datacentres in Norway will give local enterprises a competitive option close to home Read more…

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Han vill att Sverige ska bli en grön datalagringsjätte

Nov 11th, 2015   In the media
Source: Aftonbladet

SAN FRANCISCO–STOCKHOLM. Sverige blir snart bäst i världen på att lagra amerikanska nätjättars data. Det tror i alla fall en grön norrlänning. – Det finns inget som talar emot att vi kan bli kan bli en världsledande datalagrings-nation, säger Mikael Aamisepp. Read more…

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Hydro66 opens worlds first 100% hydro-powered colocation data centre

Oct 29th, 2015   Press release

Magdalena Andersson, Finance Minister of Sweden, opens ultra-green and ultra-efficient hosting adjacent to Facebook’s data centre in northern Sweden Hydro66 Svenska AB, based in London UK, today announces the unveiling of a 1000 square meter 3.2MW specialist data centre facility in Boden, Sweden, which dramatically reduces the cost model for secure enterprise colocation hosting with […]

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Hydro66 opens world’s first 100% hydroelectric datacentre in Sweden

Oct 23rd, 2015   In the media
Source: Computer Weekly

The 1,000m2 facility is located next to the Lule river in Sweden, which will be used to generate the datacentre’s power, which will be supplied directly from a 78MW hydropower station around 500 metres away. Read more…

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Hydro66 opens hydro-powered data center in Northern Sweden

Oct 23rd, 2015   In the media
Source: Datacenter Dynamics

A 1,000 square meter colocation facility has sprung up next to Facebook’s Luleå campus. British colocation provider Hydro66 has opened a 1,000 square meter data center near the city of Boden, Northern Sweden, in a region known as ‘the Node Pole’. Read more…

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Facebook Data Center in Sweden Has New Hydro-Powered Neighbor

Oct 22nd, 2015   In the media
Source: Data Center Knowledge

London-based data center provider Hydro66 has brought online its 100 percent hydro-powered data center in Boden, Sweden, about 10 miles from the $1 billion Facebook data center in Luleå. The facility’s anchor tenant is Hydro66’s sister company MegaMine, which provides bitcoin mining services. Read more…

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Serverhall i trä invigd i Boden

Oct 21st, 2015   In the media
Source: Sveriges Radio

I dag invigdes den nya serverhallen i Boden. Det är företaget Hydro 66 som investerat tiotals miljoner i anläggningen som byggts helt i trä av ett lokalt Bodenföretag.  Read more…

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Lovar datacenter för en halv miljard

Oct 21st, 2015   In the media
Source: Norrbottens Kuriren

Boden I samband med att Hydro66 datahall i Boden invidges idag utlovade företaget även ytterligare investeringar, på totalt en halv miljard kronor. Read more…

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Finansministern positiv till lägre skatt för datahallar

Oct 21st, 2015   In the media
Source: Affärer i Norr

Finansminister Magdalena Andersson är positiv till utredningsförslaget om sänkt elskatt för serverhallar. Det sa hon vid en presskonferens i Luleå under onsdagen. Read more…

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Hydro66 invigde ny datahall i Boden

Oct 21st, 2015   In the media
Source: Affärer i Norr

Bolagets första datahall i Boden är på 1000 kvadratmeter och rymmer 400 racks. När den är full har Hydro66 planer på att bygga 12 hallar till. Totalt har man avsatt närmare 500.000 kronor till investeringar i hallar och serverkapacitet. Read more…

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Anne Graf huvudtalare på konferens i Oslo om datacenter

Oct 16th, 2015   In the media
Source: Affärer i Norr

Nyheter för och om näringslivet i norra sverige Read more…

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Vältajmat av Anne Graf

Oct 15th, 2015   In the media
Source: Norrbottens Affärer

I dag var Anne Graf från The Node Pole en av huvudtalarna på den internationella datacenterkonferensen Datacloud Nordic. Read more…

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Swedish government study advocates tax cut for datacentre providers

Oct 13th, 2015   In the media
Source: Datacentres

A new report has recommended a 97% reduction in electricity taxation for datacentres in the Scandinavian country by January 2017. The study, by the Swedish government proposes a 0.005 krona, pricing for datacentres in Sweden as well as a 97% tax cut for datacentres and data service providers, CloudTech reported. Read more…

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Study: Sweden Should Lower Taxes for Data Centers

Oct 12th, 2015   In the media
Source: Data Center Knowledge

Authors of a government-commissioned study in Sweden have recommended that the government lowers the tax burden on data center operators the same way it gives tax breaks to other industries that consume a lot of electricity and compete globally. Read more…

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Government study finalized: Suggests massive cuts in electricity taxes for datacenters in Sweden

Oct 12th, 2015   Press release

A 97% reduction in electricity taxation for datacenters – this is the proposal by a government commissioned study on October 9 handed in to the Swedish Ministry of Finance. Sweden is aspiring to become “the home of the internet” as global demand for Cloud solutions surges. The investigation especially highlights the need of the tax harmonization […]

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Sweden urged to slash data center power tax

Oct 9th, 2015   In the media
Source: Data Center Dynamics

Study proposes 97 percent tax reduction, cutting total data center costs by a quarter. A study commissioned by the Swedish government has proposed that data centers should have the tax on their electricity almost completely removed, to boost the country’s role in Internet services. Read more…

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The Node Pole expands its international offer

Sep 28th, 2015   News

The municipality of Älvsbyn joins the data center investment region The Node Pole. The municipality thereby becomes part of the established collaboration between The Node Pole and the municipalities of Luleå, Boden and Piteå. The new site covers 84 acres – equivalent to 50 soccer fields. With access to 80 MW of renewable energy, it […]

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The Node Pole the site of Facebook first datacenter outside the U.S

Sep 26th, 2015   In the media
Source: USPA

The Node Pole is a Hi-Tech hub in Lulea (Northern Sweden) and the site of Facebook’s first datacentre outside the United States, the warehouse opened in 2013. Facebooks has four giant datacentres in the United States. The newest being located at Fort Worth in Texas… Read more…

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Facebook: Inside the social media giant’s data centre where your ‘likes’ are recorded

Sep 25th, 2015   In the media
Source: The Independent

If you have used Facebook today there is a very good chance your “posts” and “likes” will have been recorded at a nondescript warehouse in the far north of Sweden, just 70 miles from the Arctic Circle. Read more…

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The node pole: inside Facebook’s Swedish hub near the Arctic Circle

Sep 25th, 2015   In the media
Source: The Guardian

Remote datacentre in Luleå cools itself using freezing outside air, has a fence to keep moose out and processes your selfies. From the outside, it looks like an enormous grey warehouse. Inside, Read more…

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Cloud and big data research institute to be built in The Node Pole

Jun 25th, 2015   News

SICS Swedish ICT and Luleå University of Technology now start building a national large-scale datacenter for research and innovation in the area of Big data and cloud, key components in the digitalization of industries and society. The facility with the name SICS ICE (Infrastructure and Cloud datacenter test Environment), is built in Luleå in The […]

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

Jun 24th, 2015   Press release

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 […]

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KnCMiner to build new 20MW datacentre

Jun 5th, 2015   In the media
Source: Datacentres

The Swedish bitcoin company, KnCMiner to build new 20MW datacentre in Boden, Sweden – an area marketed as the Node Pole. The blockchain capacity provider KnCMiner has seen rapid success since the foundation in 2013. Now despite recent speculation linking of it with possible new datacentre in Finland, KnCMiner has announced a further expansion, building […]

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KnCMiner to build new 20MW greenfield datacenter in The Node Pole

Jun 4th, 2015   Press release

The blockchain capacity provider KnCMiner has seen rapid success since the foundation in 2013. Today KnCMiner announces a further expansion, building a new 20MW green hydro powered data center in Boden, Sweden – part of The Node Pole. – Leading the way forward in one of the most rapidly expanding global markets is an equally […]

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Facebook asuu ruotsalais­metsän reunassa – pohjoinen ilmasto jäähdyttää datahalleja

May 17th, 2015   In the media
Source: Helsingin Sanomat

Tarkista selaimen asetuksista, että JavaScript ja evästeet ovat käytössä. Read more…

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The Node Pole feature in Swedish TV4 Financial News

May 13th, 2015   In the media
Source: Tv4

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The Node Pole at Datacloud in Monaco!

Apr 16th, 2015   News

The Nordics is now hotter than ever for cool data centers. Denmark, Finland and Sweden have expanding web giants now. Our lead generation and incoming RFI/RFP request have increased by more than 100% in the last six months and new investors/consortiums of DC providers are preparing ability to quote on RFP’s in the region. The Node Pole […]

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Can the Arctic rival Silicon Valley?

Mar 12th, 2015   In the media
Source: CNBC

One region in the Arctic Circle is slowly becoming a hub for tech company. Here’s why. Read more…

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New investments & sustainability – meet up in London!

Feb 18th, 2015   News

Join The Node Pole Alliance members and friends for a informal business networking drinks reception in connection with Data Center World. Meet with Andy Long and Paul Morrison from Hydro66, who are currently building their data center in The Node Pole, as well as representatives from our partners Vattenfall, Hanley Energy, ABB, Swegon, Coromatic and […]

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KnC Miner to build a 20 MW datacenter in The Node Pole

Nov 4th, 2014   Press release

Global Bitcoin mining equipment company KnC Miner has decided to grow their business with a 20 MW datacenter in Boden, in The Node Pole region near the Arctic Circle in Sweden. The investment – called Boden 2 – bring their site to a total of 30 MW and 15 000 square meters. The new datacenter will […]

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Hydro66 Swedish datacentre underway

Oct 24th, 2014   In the media
Source: Datacenters

Earlier this year, Hydro66, a UK provider of next generation green datacentres, announces it is building a new 8,000 sq m datacentre in Boden, northern Sweden. The modular datacentre will be built on a 46,000 sq m site and will be served by a new fully redundant 145kV 120MW substation. Read more…

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Hydro66 Kicks Off Sweden Data Center Construction in Facebook’s Neighborhood

Oct 23rd, 2014   In the media
Source: Data Center Knowledge

Hydro66 has commenced construction on a data center in Sweden, close to the Arctic Circle. The first phase will consist of about 85,000 square feet of white space. The company owns a sizable tract of land (about 500,000 square feet) to expand in the future. Read more…

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Hydro66 breaks ground on its Node Pole data center

Oct 23rd, 2014   In the media
Source: Datacenter Dynamics

London-based Hydro66 has started construction of a 8,000 sq m data center in Northern Sweden, located just 50 miles away from the Arctic Circle. The company says the cold climate in the region dubbed ‘the Node Pole’ helps cut cooling costs, while the abundance of local hydroelectric power ensures cheap electricity. Read more…

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UK firm takes the cloud to chillier climes with Swedish data centre

Oct 22nd, 2014   In the media
Source: The Guardian

A British private equity firm is following Facebook into the Swedish sub-Arctic, building a data centre aiming to tap the growing demand for energy-hungry computing capacity in the cloud. Read more…

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Hydro66 & The Node Pole announce construction of 8,000m2 Ultra Green Arctic Data Centre

Oct 22nd, 2014   Press release

Hydro66, a provider of next generation green data centres, announces it is building a new 8,000m2 data centre in Boden, northern Sweden. The modular data centre will be built on a 46,000m2 site and will be served by a new fully redundant 145kV 120MW substation. Green Philosophy “We are building a green data centre which […]

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New 120MW substation enables further data center investments in The Node Pole

Oct 22nd, 2014   Press release

Boden Energy, the local utility company in Boden, and Vattenfall, the regional power distribution company, are investing in a new 120 MW substation with full redundancy at the data center site called Helicopter Air Base in Boden in northern Sweden. The Helicopter Air Base-area is a ready-to-build site of over 60 hectares, tailor-made for data […]

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Vattenfall invests in The Node Pole

Sep 29th, 2014   News

Vattenfall, Sweden’s state owned energy company and one of Europe’s largest hydro power producers, has announced its continued investment in Luleå as the principal location for around 300 employees over the next 15 years. “With this new investment, Vattenfall will be close to prospective employees, world-class research at the university and, of course, some of […]

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TeliaSonera boosts capacity for data centers in The Node Pole

May 30th, 2014   Press release

On Wednesday, Sweden’s main telecom operator TeliaSonera announced it will lay down more than a thousand kilometers of new fiber cable through the north of Sweden to boost capacity for its long-haul network in the region. The company cites the region’s growing data center industry as a major driver. “We are now investing around EUR […]

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True North: The Node Pole Attracts Another Data Center

May 15th, 2014   In the media
Source: Datacentres

With its naturally cold climate, nearby hydro-electric power and lots of wind:  it’s not just elves that are making The North Pole a commerce destination: along with Facebook, KnCMiner, a new company, Hydro66, announced the build of its datacenter in Lulea, Sweden. Read more…

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Hydro66 to build new wholesale data centre in The Node Pole region

May 13th, 2014   Press release

Hydro66, a London UK company, today announces that it has made a significant investment in Boden, located in The Node Pole region, close to the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden, with the unveiling of a specialist data centre facility. The new data centre will be operational from 14 May 2014.

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Facebook in Luleå recognized by Greenpeace

Apr 15th, 2014   News

Greenpeace’s recent report “Clicking clean – How companies are creating the green Internet” highlights Facebook as a good example for choosing Luleå for their European data center location in 2011.

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Faster, Leaner, Smarter, Better Data Centers

Mar 7th, 2014   In the media
Source: Open Compute

Four years ago, Facebook broke ground on its first greenfield data center project in Prineville, Oregon. In the years since, we’ve deployed six iterations of that design, culminating in the first building currently under construction at our new campus in Altoona, Iowa. With facilities around the w Read more…

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Facebook Announces First Data Center with Rapid Deployment Design

Mar 7th, 2014   In the media
Source: The Next Web

Facebook today announced plans to build the first data center using its new “rapid deployment data center” (RDDC) design, its most efficient method to build a data center yet. It will be located in a second building at the company’s existing campus in Luleå, Sweden, the location of the social Read more…

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Fittingly, Facebook is building an Ikea-style data center in Sweden

Mar 7th, 2014   In the media
Source: Gigaom

In a move hinted at during a keynote at January’s Open Compute Summit, Facebook is building a data center using new techniques that make it akin to building a giant Ikea desk. The company will use these new “rapid deployment data center” techniques on its forthcoming second data ce Read more…

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Facebook to build second data center

Mar 7th, 2014   Press release

Less than a year after setting up a first data center in Sweden, Facebook now reveals plans of starting construction of a second data center shortly. The second building will be situated adjacent to the existing center and house some of the latest innovations within technology and energy efficiency.

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Facebook bygger sitt andra datacenter i Luleå

Mar 6th, 2014   Press release

Mindre än ett år efter att Facebooks första datacenter i Luleå invigdes offentliggör nu bolaget att de startar bygget av ett andra datacenter i inom kort. Den andra byggnaden kommer ligga i anslutning till den befintliga och vara i framkant när det gäller teknik och energieffektivitet.

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Cold, Virtual Cash: A Bitcoin Mining Center for Sweden

Feb 6th, 2014   In the media
Source: The Wall Street Journal

While Sweden’s large mining-equipment companies are suffering from low demand, another type of mining there has struck gold. Read more…

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Bitcoin Miners Building 10 Megawatt Data Center in Sweden

Feb 6th, 2014   In the media
Source: Data Center Knowledge

Facebook has new neighbors in Sweden, and they’re building Bitcoin’s version of the Death Star – a 10 megawatt data center filled with high-powered computers mining for cryptocurrency. Read more…

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KnC Miner to build 10 MW datacenter

Feb 6th, 2014   Press release

Global Bitcoin mining equipment company KnC Miner is currently in full progress setting up a
10 MW datacenter in The Node Pole region, near the Arctic Circle in Sweden. The operations are to be run from Boden – a town in close vicinity to Facebook’s European datacenter – in a facility previously used as a helicopter hangar for the Swedish armed forces. The datacenter is to be used for cloud services and for hosting of specialised Bitcoin mining hardware to a global client-base.

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Google buys Swedish wind power in The Node Pole

Jun 19th, 2013   Press release

Google buys clean Swedish wind power for its Finnish data center in Hamina. The company will use the renewable energy produced near the Arctic Circle in The Node Pole region to power its new data center in Finland for the next 10 years. The project already has all relevant planning approvals and permits and construction is planned to start the coming month.

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“A cluster of data center expertise”

Nov 9th, 2012   News

Leif Johansson, a profile within Swedish industry was impressed at his recent visit to the Facebook datacenter in Luleå and The Node Pole. He is convinced that Sweden will continue to have a leading position in international IT-industry and that Sweden is strong in the international playing field.

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Northern Sweden Experiencing A “Facebook Effect”

Oct 25th, 2012   Press release

Following a year of construction work, the datacenter is taking shape and is getting closer to being operational. Already in the first year of construction, the local community in Lulea has started to notice a “Facebook effect”.

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The King of Sweden visits Facebook

Oct 19th, 2012   News

Led by the King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf, The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences visited Luleå in The Node Pole on Tuesday 16th October.

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Sweden tops global web index

Sep 6th, 2012   News

According to the World Wide Web Foundation’s Web Index, Sweden is best in the world at putting the Web to work. It assesses the political, economic and social impact of the Web, as well as Web connectivity and infrastructure.

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Lowest electricity price in Europe

Aug 13th, 2012   News

Sweden has the second lowest price on electricity in an international study by the NUS Consulting Group’s 2011­-2012 International Electricity & Natural Gas Report and Price Survey.

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Come and work at Facebook

Aug 10th, 2012   News

Facebook are now recruiting in Luleå. Currently there are five open positions in Data Center Design & Operations at the largest data center of its kind ever built in Europe.

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Strong economic development in the North

Jun 20th, 2012   News

Sweden’s key growth areas are Northern Sweden, the Stockholm region and Gothenburg, according to The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.

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Construction update

Jun 19th, 2012   News

This is the view of the Facebook data center in June 2012, the first building is impressive with its 28 000 square meters. Construction started in October 2011 och is scheduled for completion in March 2013.

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Facebook cuts back on generators in Sweden

Oct 31st, 2011   News

“There are so many hydro plants connected to the regional grid that generators are unneeded,” said Jay Park, Facebook’s Director of Datacenter Engineering. Read this Datacenter Knowledge article about how Facebook are reducing the number of backup generators by 70 percent at the Luleå data center

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Facebook builds first European data center in Luleå

Oct 26th, 2011   Press release

In October 2011, Facebook announced that the social network will locate its new data center in The Node Pole. The Luleå Data Center will consist of three server buildings with an area of 28 000 m2 (300 000 ft2) each.

Construction takes place in three phases and began instantly. The data center will be Facebook’s third, and the first one outside the US. It will also be the northernmost data center of its size in the world.

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Facebook bygger sitt första Europeiska datacenter i Luleå

Oct 25th, 2011   Press release

Idag offentliggör Facebook att bolaget kommer bygga sitt tredje egna datacenter i Luleå. Datacentret blir bolagets första i Europa och kommer serva över 800 miljoner Facebookanvändare.

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