C-Lion1, a superfast high capacity subsea cable between Finland and Central Europe is changing the data center landscape in Europe.
Finland’s attractive location at the cross connection of East & West data highway and improved site offering is gathering attention. Many investors are interested to tap into this Northern Silk Road of data and information.
Nordic countries have already enjoyed from superb power production and distribution systems. Very competitive electricity price and high portion of green energy has further increased regions attractiveness. Cold climate resulting major cost savings in form of free cooling and possibility to utilize waste heat in district heating has sealed the deal: Nordics is the #1 location for data centers. Stable societies and low risk for natural disasters aren’t too bad either, when planning a long term investment.
But us Finns, we wanted to be sure. Really, really sure. So we decided to trim the rough edges on connectivity. Decision was made to build a new connection from Finland to Central Europe: C-Lion1 project was introduced. Now the cable is in place and in commercial use. C-Lion1 has a capacity of 144 Tbit/s and expected latency from Helsinki to Frankfurt is below 20ms. Cinia Group, main investor of the C-Lion1, will release verified latency anytime soon.
Already this high capacity and low latency connection is swinging the data center’s center of gravity way up to North. Hetzner Online, co-investor of C-Lion1 is building data center to Finland. New cable was important part in the decision making process. And there will be others to come to enjoy Finland’s DC favorable business environment.
New areas and sites are introduced for data centers. Master plans are improved and site preparations are underway, both by public and private entities. This results in broader site offering and faster implementation from single building data centers to cloud scale giants.
Now it’s time to come to Finland and choose best location for your next data center.
CTS Engtec is providing services for data center investors starting from site selection process and covering all the project phases up to handover of the site. CTS has completed several Master Plans for sites in Finland and ranked close to one hundred sites. Company provides professional site selection service covering all sites in Finland. CTS has a background in data center business since 2008. Involvement includes also some of the biggest data center implementations in Finland.
For further information, please contact
Reijo Parkkinen, DC Business Area Director,
Mob. + 358 400 682 272
Antti Lukka, Managing Director,
Mob. +358 40 535 0626