Receiving the award on behalf of Hydro66, Andy Long, CEO, said, “We are thrilled to receive this award and to see the innovation and hard work of our team recognised. More and more companies are realising the environmental and cost benefits of locating processing power in a cold climate close to abundant green power. I would like to thank all of the suppliers, customers and industry professionals who voted for us.”

The facility, which opened in 2015, has the unique attraction of being directly adjacent to a new 120MW substation that is multi dropped from separate regional grid infrastructures. There is an 80MW hydro-electric power station just 500m away with other grid feeds coming from the local, regional and national grids, including the 16 other hydro-electric power stations further up the Lule river which generate a huge 4300MW.

The company 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.

Hydro66 won the award for the following key features:

* Ground breaking building design with ‘whole wall’ air intakes.
* 100% renewable hydroelectric power located directly adjacent to abundant generation to avoid power transmission losses.
* 100% free air adiabatic cooling
* Design PUE of 1.07
* Engineered resilience through independent distribution of power from diverse generation sources throughout the datacenter.

Editors notes:

The DCS awards are designed to reward the product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in data centre arena. The Awards recognise the achievements of the vendors and their business partners alike and this year encompass a wider range of both facilities and information technology award categories designed to address all of the main areas of the datacenter market in Europe.

About 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.

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