DigiPlex gets approval to grow.

DigiPlex has received planning consent to create 6.000 m2 of data centre technical space, reshaping a former factory site in Upplands Väsby, Stockholm, Sweden.

This will become Stockholm’s first wholesale data center offering over 20MW of power, from renewable hydro and wind sources, for both retail and wholesale space.

“Väsby Town is determined to improve it’s services to business. We hope and believe that this work also contributed to the DigiPlex investment in Väsby”, says Björn Eklundh, CEO for the municipality and continues; “Väsby is ranked among the top ten business friendly towns in Sweden and we are proud to work towards a more customer oriented public service.”

With five, soon to be six, data centers in operation, DigiPlex is expanding to meet customer’s demand to store data via the cloud, providing a secure, resilient and efficient service. DigiPlex’s centers adopt the company’s DeOx Hypoxic Air Fire prevention system, meaning no risk of fire, offer stringent security and a guarantee of 100% concurrent maintainability with no down time.

Greg McCulloch, DigiPlex Commercial Director commented: “The approval, gained in just two weeks from submission, means we are continuing to grow our market leading position in Sweden and Northern Europe. Upplands Väsby municipality has proved to be a very business-minded partner in this project. The planned modifications utilise the space to optimum capability but we also placed importance on an attractive design; aims that were matched with those of the local authority [Upplands Vasby Kommun (UVK)].

“Demand for data storage is high and we are not only working to meet this but also strive to find new ways to make the world’s data storage requirements more environmentally sustainable. For instance, our award winning Air-2-Air cooling system, which will be included in the Stockholm center, provides both the right environment for the equipment and great efficiency.”

The center’s close proximity to Stockholm will provide clients with easy, convenient and high speed network connectivity. With one metre deep floor spaces, four metre ceiling heights and generous space, the existing space and new modifications make it the perfect environment to be a highly effective data center.

The approval means that the construction phase can now begin, with the center due to be operational by 2015.