Entra and HP to Launch Environmentally Friendly Data Center in Norway

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Entra and HP to Launch Environmentally Friendly Data Center in Norway


Category: Technology

The Greenfield Data Center, located in the Fet municipality in Akershus, will be using newly developed technological solutions to contribute to significant reduction of costs for the operation of servers, reduce space requirements and provide greatly reduced energy consumption compared to today’s dispersed data centres, says Kyrre Olaf Johansen, CEO of Entra Property.

The plan is that Greenfield Data Center will use considerably less energy than most data centres. This is achieved partly by using advanced and innovative use of air cooling. In addition it is planned to recover an additional 50% of the energy in the form of heat. This will be used to heat nearby industry.

Altogether, it is planned that the data centre will be over 30,000 sq m with an energy input of more than 60 Mw. This will be built on a phased basis, in line with the desire and demand from the market. Initially, around 8,000 sq ft will be built in four blocks with the  first phase ready in 2014.

Entra Property is collaborating with Hewlett-Packard to design and establish requirements and solutions to ensure the best data security and quality. HP will contribute expertise and experience in data centre design and operation, so that Greenfield Data Center is a leading data centre that will be attractive in the local and international market.


Published: October 2, 2012