updated: 04-01-2023 | 13:57
AtNorth, a top provider of high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, and pan-Nordic colocation services, has announced that it has achieved a binding deal to buy two Advania AB ("Advania") data center sites in Finland. This purchase will support atNorth's growth in the area as it plans to establish a third location in Finland.
Some of the world's largest businesses are powered by atNorth's decarbonizing platform, which offers high-density, data-intensive IT workloads with environmentally conscious, power-efficient, cost-optimized, and high-performance computing solutions as a service.
“We are happy to launch atNorth’s operations in Finland. It is a part of our growth strategy to grow and expand our services sustainably and strategically across the Nordics. As organizations increasingly move IT workloads to the Nordics, the investment into this region is critical for atNorth to continue to support our customers in a sustainable, efficient manner,” says Eyjólfur Magnús Kristinsson, CEO, atNorth. “We are proud to invest into the region and Finnish data center industry with this acquisition, as we prepare to expand further into the region. Our presence in Finland will align our vision to grow our Nordics footprint and vision to become the go-to decarbonization platform for today and tomorrow’s global organizations.”
By purchasing the two locations and the staff from Advania, the business will take over the operations and management of the two data centers and continue to run the facilities in a high-performing, scalable manner to provide the best possible customer support to current clients. These facilities will be included in atNorth's rapidly expanding portfolio of solutions for data center facilities throughout the Nordic region. An experienced group of atNorth data center specialists will supervise the procedure to guarantee a seamless transition with unbroken operations.
“An important reason to establish a partnership with atNorth in Finland is their dedicated focus to deliver high quality and sustainable services,” says Atte Kekkonen, CEO, Advania Finland. “We appreciate teaming up with companies with the same customer focus and quality mindset as ourselves.”
Tech Industry in Iceland & Finland powered by atNorth
Finland is a global tech and digitalization leader and an enticing target market for foreign direct investment. Finnish enterprises have a long tradition of investing in research and development, and the government has prioritized digitalization. As a result, the country has a thriving tech sector, with many successful startups and innovative companies. atNorth has a history of investing in areas with top tech talent and talented workforces and will be opening its third data center site this year in Akureyri, Iceland’s tech hub of the north.