Opening its fifth Norwegian data centre, this time in Holtskogen Business Park at Hobøl in Indre Østfold, DigiPlex now operates seven data centres located in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
The DigiPlex property comprise of 40,000sqm at Holtskogen Business Park with an option for a further 27,000sqm.
The new DigiPlex Hobøl data centre is 3,200sqm, built to support 6 MW, and will serve the increasing demand for sustainable and secure data centre capacity in Norway.
This announcement marks the first stage in the development of a data centre campus at the site, with additional data centres planned to meet growing demand.
The expansion program is partly financed through a fully subscribed NOK 655 million bond issue that will be listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange this autumn.
The quick buildout of the company’s data centre portfolio underlines its ability to deliver against the high demands for speed, resource, and capability that international customers have when considering build-out in new regions.
The location at Holtskogen is ideal, with ample access to power, a high level of connectivity, expansion possibilities and the closeness to Oslo making it perfect for both international hyperscalers and Nordic enterprises.
Through DigiPlex’ Nordic Connect Platform, customers will also be able to operate dual site solutions across DigiPlex Nordic portfolio.
“In less than a month, DigiPlex has opened two new data centres in Norway. Our new centre at Holtskogen will be our seventh facility in the Nordics, serving a steadily increasing demand from both our enterprise customers 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”, commented Wiljar Nesse, CEO of DigiPlex.
“We welcome DigiPlex and it is very positive for our municipality that they have decided to establish themselves here. This kind of industry creates high skill jobs and growth in our region, which we value highly”, added mayor of Indre Østfold municipality Saxe Frøshaug.
The new facility is engineered for very high levels of service availability. 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.
It employs a proven, highly energy efficient indirect evaporative cooling system similar in function to systems widely deployed by DigiPlex in Sweden and Norway.