The Russian data search company Yandex plans to double the size of its data centre in Mäntsälä, south-central Finland, the financial paper Talouselämä reports.
Use of excess heat
Yandex is working with the local municipality of Mäntsälä to use the excess heat from it's data centers in a water sports center.
Finland as a data center hub between Europe and Asia
Finland has been a hotspot for the activities of many tech giants. Finland’s own Ficolo is busy building an additional data centre near Vantaa. Germany’s Hetzner is also present in Finland with a data centre in Tuusula, as is the US based Equinix. With a new 10,000 km trans-Arctic telecom cable from Finland - via Kirkenes, Norway in the works. Finland will soon have the shortest data cable connection between Europe and Asia.