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Datacentre Stronghold in Finland


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Inexpensive green energy and free cooling. Extensive power grid. Strategic location and key customers. Google in Hamina, Finland.

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Datacentre Stronghold in Finland

  1. 1. The Finnish Datacenter Stronghold
  2. 2. Motivation: Cool and stable bedrock Potential: State of the art fiber and electricity networks Competition: Not enough to make a difference in the above Demand: The world is your oyster When: Ongoing Data centre opportunities in Finland
  3. 3. Inexpensive green energy and free cooling
  4. 4. Electricity Prices (Eurostat) Finland Price for Italy is provisional No price data for Austria Source: Eurostat Electricity prices for industrial consumers, 2011 (in EUR/kWh) Without taxes and levies Non recoverable taxes and levies
  5. 5. State of the art fiber and electricity networks Extensive, reliable power grid Solid fiber network connections ensures flow of information
  6. 6. Solid granite bedrock – no fear of major natural hazards Source: Seismicity Map of Finland 1900 to 2013
  7. 7. Strategic location and key customers
  8. 8. Great cities to enter in R&D purposes Capital area, Helsinki  Mobile software, UX  Game industry  Nanotechnology  RF communication Tampere  Mobile software & platform development  Game industry  Camera, imaging and picture manipulation Oulu  Security research  NFC, RF communication  Embedded systems Salo – Turku  Hardware design  Lean manufacturing development Note: Many locations outside larger centers are eligible for European Regional Development Funds (ERDF). HelsinkiSalo, Turku Tampere Oulu
  9. 9. Skilled personnel available Key areas of expertise  User interfaces  Touch screens  Service design  Symbian, MeeGo, Android, iPhone  Location based solutions  RFID based solutions  TETRA networks (Terrestrial Trunked Radio)  Mobile gaming  Mobile analytics Some vertical areas of leading edge expertise:  Energy metering  Power and heat production and distribution  Environmental monitoring  Oil and gas transportation monitoring solutions  Logistics solutions. A world class pool of Scientists and Engineers Wages index: Finland 100, Sweden 115, USA 170
  10. 10. Case Google: Re-inventing the paper Mill  Large volumes of cheap electricity  Green energy  Water for cooling purposes  Large areas of land for privacy and security  The distance to other Google data centers  Tax incentives  Solid infrastructure with a green renewable energy production on site  Waterfront site, free cooling 365 days a year  Security and space for future expansion  Existing 24/7 service infrastructure Google’s criteria for data center location The criteria was met by Finnish paper mill in Hamina
  11. 11. For more information about datacentre activity in Finland: Invest in Finland/datacentres Tivit (Strategic Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation in the Field of ICT) Case: Google Case: TelecityGroup Case: Yandex
  12. 12. Why Finland? Entry to the East Creative solutions Stable Society Competent professionals
  13. 13. Invest in Finland services for international companies  Data collection & analysis  Opportunity analysis  Guidance on entry alternatives  Networking  Location management  Setting up a business