Nordic hyperscale excellence.
Data center industry must intensify collaboration to promote Norway’s excellence as data center destination for hyperscalers.
Norway meets all the requirements to become a prosperous data center destination and that’s also what the government is hoping for in the strategy document “Norway as data center destination”. The clean energy, the power supply, competitive power pricing, political stability, the infrastructure and the competence – it’s all in place. But neighbouring Sweden and Denmark have been so far been more successful in attracting hyperscale investments.
According to Gisle M. Eckhoff, DigiPlex CEO, what has been missing is a clear action plan and a consolidated governmental responsibility. With newly appointed Minister of Digitalisation, Nikolai Astrup, this can change. Norwegian government, authorities and the data center industry must together reach out to the hyperscalers with the message about Norway’s strengths.
Read more in the article (in Norwegian)