Nordic data centre operator atNorth, and the newest colocation provider in Sweden, has broken ground on the next phase of expansion for its data centre in Stockholm.
The SWE01: SIF DC site in Kista, in the Swedish capital, saw construction initiated in 2020 with the first data hall set to be completed by the end of 2021.
The new phase of expansion will add three more data halls to the existing building covering 2,750 sqm/29,600 sq ft.
The added capacity will be brought online in the second half of 2022 followed by further expansion planned to provide a total IT workload of over 6 MW.
Gisli Kr., Chief Commercial Officer, said: “The demand for high-capacity services within colocation is increasing considerably and from our standpoint, international organisations are looking to Stockholm for efficient colocation services, given the excellent infrastructure conditions, the renewable energy, and the favourable cold climate.
“Since we started the first phase, demand has been so strong that we are launching further buildout earlier than anticipated with the next phase coming online in the second half of 2022 followed by further expansion.”
atNorth was launched in 2009 as Thor Data Centers and operated one facility in the Reykjavic capital area, Iceland.
In 2011, the company was acquired by with Icelandic IT firm Advania Group and rebranded as Advania Data Centers.
By 2016, the operator was producing revenues of $10 million. A year later, sales reached $26 million after the company signed an agreement with HPC and BitFury, making its first major play into the cryptocurrency arena.
Largescale expansion came in 2018 when the company broke ground on six new data centre facilities and by 2019, the company begun works to expand in Sweden.
Advania Data Centers rebranded as atNorth in 2020 after it de-merged from the Advania Group in 2017.