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Hydro66 and TDC join forces to create new Internet and global telco hub in Nordics.
Worlds first 100% hydroelectric powered colocation data center operator and TDC, the leading Danish provider of telecoms and payTV, agree to make Hydro66 data center the key network Point of Presence in northern Sweden.
Hydro66 Svenska AB, based in London UK, today announces a new agreement with TDC Sweden to jointly operate a major network PoP in Boden, Sweden. This new PoP will enable Hydro66 and TDC clients to benefit from direct connections to all other major European telecoms hub cities such as London, Frankfurt, Paris and Amsterdam at lightning speeds on a brand new TDC network segment specifically built to offer diverse capacity to the rapidly growing data centre hub in Boden.
Hydro66 operate a 1000 square meter 3.2MW specialist data centre facility in Boden, Sweden, which dramatically reduces the cost model for secure enterprise colocation hosting with true ultra-green credentials designed in. The new colocation facility is phase 1 of an 8000 square meter project to utilise the abundance of renewable power from the river, Lule älv, and is located beside a new 120MW substation for maximum power availability.
Combined with Swedish energy being the lowest cost in Europe, this new TDC connection enables Hydro66 to offer significant cost and operational advantages when compared to legacy data centres without compromising on connectivity costs or performance.
Christiaan Keet, CTO of Hydro66 says, “Hydro66 recognize the mission critical importance to our clients of data diversity, performance and cost. The new TDC PoP in our data centre further enhances the services we can offer the global clients we are helping to attract to the Boden data center hub.
Mr Keet continues: “We are delighted to be engaged with TDC as a core node partner on their new network segment in Sweden. Whether our clients need dark fibre, DWDM wavelengths, IP Transit or even local tail connections we have a full suite of highly competitive solutions to offer.
Oscar Wenell, Business Area Manager for Networking at TDC Sverige says, “We are now intensifying the construction of the digital highway from northern Sweden to Europe and the rest of the world for our customers and an important partnership in this journey is with Hydro66”.
Hydro66 helps forward-thinking companies match their applications with the optimal hosting environment. We provide ultra-efficient, green colocation solutions ideally suited for DR, backup, cloud compute and HPC. The current data model is both broken and unsustainable. The vast majority of compute and store occurs in expensive city center locations using dirty power and unreliable grids. Rising electricity prices on capacity constrained urban grids compounds the problem. Meanwhile telecoms prices continue to fall at around 20% annually. Facebook, Google and Apple have solved this efficiently by building hyper-scale Nordic data centers beside vast electrical grids which are highly reliable, 100% green and at ultra-low power prices. Now enterprise, systems integrators and cloud companies can enjoy similar advantages to the Internet giants by working with Hydro66.
Hydro66 is backed by Black Green Capital, a U.K. based venture firm investing in high tech start-ups. Read more: www.blackgreencapital.com
For more information, hi-res photos and contact details please visit: https://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/hydro66
In Sweden, TDC offers turnkey solutions within IT and telecoms for companies and organizations where the solutions must contribute to the development of efficiency, relationships and business. The company is represented throughout the country, with approximately 800 employees. TDC Sverige AB is a subsidiary of the TDC group – the Nordic region’s third-biggest telecoms company, with annual sales of DKK 23.3 billion and just over 8,600 employees (2014). TDC was founded in Denmark in 1882.
For more information, please contact:
• Niclas Karnhill, PR Manager, TDC Sverige +46 (0)708-70 00 60, [email protected]