atNorth to start phase two development of SWE01
atNorth is already expanding its Stockholm data centre, ahead of its initial launch.
SWE01: SIF DC has been under development in the Kista district of Stockholm since October 2020, and its first data hall is due to complete by the start of next year.
However, construction will not stop – instead atNorth will embark on phase two, adding a further three data halls over 2,750 square meters, with a third phase already on the drawing board.
“The demand for high-capacity services within colocation is increasing considerably and from our standpoint, international organisations are looking to Stockholm for efficient colocation services, given the excellent infrastructure conditions, the renewable energy and the favourable cold climate,” said CCO Gisli Kr. (pictured right).
“Since we started the first phase, demand has been so strong that we are launching further buildout earlier than anticipated with the next phase coming online in the second half of 2022 followed by further expansion.”
SWE01: SIF DC phase two will come online in the second half of 2022 followed by further expansion planned to provide total capacity of running over 6 MW of IT workload.
It will accommodate computationally heavy applications such as simulations, risk calculations and AI and so is built with a "higher infrastructure density than traditional colocation providers", atNorth said. In tandem, Industry 4.0 is driving digitalisation in operational activities and product development among the more traditional customer base, in combination with increased security and availability requirements.
“A lot is happening in the market right now, and data-driven businesses require data centre solutions that can efficiently manage such volumes. Our data centre in Stockholm is unique because it is built with higher density services as a starting point,” said Stefan Jofors-aTribe (pictured left), Nordic sales manager for atNorth.