atNorth has announced it has joined the Finnish Data Center Association (FDCA).
The association aims develop the expanding data centre industry in Finland, and enhance the standardisation and sustainability of its industry processes.
Current members include global and local data centre service providers, hyperscalers, carriers, government agencies, ICT providers and standardisation bodies.
In January, atNorth acquired two facilities in Helsinki, Finland with a third site dur to open in the third quarter of 2024 with a capacity of 25 MW.
“We are delighted to join the Finnish Data Center Association,” said Fredrik Jansson, Chief Strategy and Marketing/Communications Officer at atNorth. “The ideal environmental conditions in Finland, along with the rest of the Nordic region have propelled the rapid expansion of the data centre industry and, as energy prices continue to be sky high outside the Nordics, the demand for affordable and environmentally conscious infrastructure will undoubtedly increase.
“atNorth has operated live data centre sites in Finland for the last 10 months. We recognise the need for larger mega sites in the country. We are building our FIN02 site in response to this and are actively seeking suitable land for additional ‘mega site’ campuses.”
Mikko Aho, Board Member at the FDCA, added, “We are pleased to welcome atNorth to the FDCA. It is very positive to see a new operator entering the growing Finnish data centre market. This continuing investment substantiates the Nordics as an excellent location for IT workloads.
“atNorth’s knowledge and experience of operating sustainable, best in class data centres will make a positive contribution to the industry cluster and we look forward to a productive partnership”.