ITS FIFTH NORWEGIAN DATA CENTER
Nordic data center operator DigiPlex, has just opened a new 6MW data center in Holtskogen Business Park at Hobøl in Indre Østfold, the company’s fifth facility in Norway and seventh in the Nordic region.
According to the company, this expansion program is partly financed through a fully subscribed NOK 655 million bond issue that will be listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange this fall. The new 3,200 square meter data center also marks the first stage in the development of the Hobøl data center campus, as DigiPlex plans to add more data centers to the site in due time.
Last month, DigiPlex announced the opening of its second data center at Fetsund in Lillestrom, a municipality in Norway. The 3MW data center spans 2,200 square meters which the company expects to serve the increasing demand for data center capacity in the country.
“In less than a month, DigiPlex has opened two new data centers in Norway. Our new center at Holtskogen will be our seventh facility in the Nordics, serving a steadily increasing demand from both our enterprise customers as well as from the largest IT companies in the world, so-called ‘hyperscalers’, looking to capitalize on the advantages of placing their data centers in the Nordics”, said Wiljar Nesse, CEO of DigiPlex.
Nesse became the company’s new Chief Executive Officer in March, succeeding Gisle M. Eckhoff, who after five years, will retire from his position as CEO, but remain as an advisor to the Company’s Board. Prior to this appointment, Nesse was the Executive Vice President of financial services at IT software and service company TietoEVRY, a DigiPlex customer. Before then, he held senior positions at chemical company Elkem, financial information firm Dow Jones, and CEO/part-owner of financial advisory firm Manamind AS.
With the new Hobøl data center, DigiPlex now operates seven data centers across Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The campus is located south of Oslo on a 40,000 square meter plot, with an option to purchase an additional 27,000 square meter.