Europe’s largest data center deal.
DigiPlex is to provide services for Norwegian technology company Evry, after signing a 20 year term agreement
Data center owner / operator DigiPlex is to provide services for Norwegian technology company Evry, after signing a 20 year term agreement. The 10MW+ contract, the largest of its kind in Europe this year, will see DigiPlex house servers and IT equipment for Evry – Norway’s largest IT company – at a brand new facility in Fetsund near Oslo. DigiPlex will invest €60m in the new build facility.
Byrne Murphy, Chairman of the DigiPlex Group, comments: “This agreement represents a significant milestone both for DigiPlex and for data center operations in Europe as a whole. The new Oslo facility not only reaffirms DigiPlex as the premier data center provider in the Nordic countries, but it will be equipped with the very latest DigiPlex technology, helping Evry to run its service uninterrupted by downtime, and as efficiently as possible.”
The new 4,200 m2 net white space high security facility will see Evry initially occupying two of four buildings on the site with an option to take additional capacity in the third and fourth buildings during the long term contract. The new facility will incorporate DigiPlex’s state of the art highly efficient Air-to-Air (A2A) cooling technology operating at a PUE of 1.1. The data center will also incorporate the Digiplex ‘DeOx’ fire prevention system and provide 10MW+ of power for Evry.
Murphy continues: “DigiPlex is pleased to be adding wholesale services to its existing retail co-location business which already features 100 of the most prominent private sector companies and public agencies in the Nordic marketplace. The long term nature of the contract with Evry illustrates the commitment that both parties have made to this partnership, and we look forward to providing our quality, uninterrupted service to this customer over the length of the contract.”
Terje Mjos, CEO of Evry, added: “We are very pleased that DigiPlex is able to meet our long term data center requirements. It was key for us that the facility we chose could strike the balance between security, reliability, energy efficiency and location. DigiPlex was able to meet all of these requirements. We look forward to creating a successful partnership with them”.
The new Fetsund facilities will be DigiPlex’s third and fourth data center in the greater Oslo area. Site civil works at Fetsund began earlier this month. The first phase of the data center operations will go live in Q3 2014.