Awards

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DCD Global Eco Sustainability Awards 2017

Hydro66 is the eco-friendliest colocation data center globally due to its innovative and pioneering approach to sustainability. Hydro66 has changed the economics of colocation by rejecting expensive traditional designs and adopting techniques pioneered by large internet companies for the colocation market for the first time. In a truly environmentally sensitive way. No greenwash.

The major differentiators allowing us to win the award were:
  • A “spread-out” design maximizing local low costs and high availability of land
  • The use wherever possible of locally sourced materials and labour to build and operate the data center.
  • Building designed around efficient airflow and fully integrated into the surrounding environment
  • Located directly adjacent to abundant renewable power generation to avoid power transmission losses and increase system reliability

Many of the unique features in the Hydro66 data center stem from the disruptive design that takes advantage of the local environmental and operational climate to minimize the impact on the environment as well as significantly reducing client costs.

"Data centers are increasingly under the spotlight as being energy-intensive, and with that scrutiny comes the need for innovation and transparency.”

Andy Long, Hydro66

DCS Colocation And Hosting Provider Of The Year 2016

True renewable power from nearby 100% hydroelectric generation. Additionally, by using local power close to the generation source transmission losses are avoided.

The major differentiators allowing us to win the award were:
  • 100% renewable hydroelectric energy
  • 100% free air cooling resulting in a design PUE of 1.07
  • Building designed around efficient airflow and fully integrated into the surrounding environment
  • Located directly adjacent to abundant renewable power generation to avoid power transmission losses and increase system reliability

Inner city data centers buying green energy certificates do not make windmills spin faster or the sun shine more. Overcoming stiff opposition from some great data center companies like CenturyLink and Interxion put our achievement in a global perspective . For many years the high cost of bandwidth made it impossible to make economic use of the climate and power in regions such as the Node PoleAs bandwidth costs continue to fall it makes sense to optimise mega scale data centers for power, not for telecoms. With no compromise on connectivity options and performance Facebook in Luleå, Sweden and Google in Hamina, Finland have executed this new reality. Hydro66 makes responsible green low cost colocation available for everyone else.

HYDRO66 FACTS

Groundbreaking building design with ‘whole wall’ air intakes. 100% renewable local hydroelectric. 100% free air adiabatic cooling. Design PUE 1.07. Engineered resilience through diverse power sources delivered separately to customer equipment.

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