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Ficolo to Support Advanced High Performance Computing Installation by Major US Technology Company

Ficolo The Air’s Sustainable Colocation Services to Enable High Density Services in Helsinki

Originally published in in 2022.

Ficolo, a leader in climate neutral data center services, announces today it will provide colocation and high performance computing services for a high density supercomputing infrastructure platform at Ficolo’s The Air Data Center in Helsinki for one of the largest technology companies in the US. This brings an exceptional level of security to, and supports the platform, which enables users to secure and scale unique cutting-edge services for innovation.

“After evaluation of the major providers in the region, we were selected for this undertaking due to The Air’s ingenuity and climate friendly design,” said Ficolo CEO Seppo Ihalainen. “That, combined with the cool climate and well-connected Nordic location, positioned Ficolo as the ideal candidate to provide colocation services for this platform. Additionally, our team is always prepared to move quickly and meet the specific needs of each customer, which allows us to accommodate the unique requirements this project requires.”  

Ficolo The Air utilizes the latest technological innovations in cooling, active fire protection, heat reuse and flexible power distribution. Combined energy and cooling cells (CECC) offer an energy efficient and low PUE solution. The data center’s UPS system and generators guarantee an uninterrupted power supply and the cell-based design allows adaptive scalability as CECC units can be fitted as the capacity grows. This allows providing a mix of services for different types of customers from the same whitespace. 

A leader in sustainability, Ficolo is the first and only data center company to be Dark Green rated — the highest rating awarded by Norwegian climate research institute, Cicero. The dark green rating is allocated to projects that correspond to the long-term vision of a low carbon and climate resilient future and was awarded to Ficolo in conjunction with raising a Green Bond in 2019.

“Traditional data centers don’t provide the level of flexibility to fulfill today’s requirements for sustainability, speed, versatility and cost-efficiency, but we’re continuously looking for ways to improve,” said Ficolo CEO Seppo Ihalainen. “We also have the advantage of the cool Finnish climate, which helps us provide the most cost-effective, innovative and sustainable service. We look forward to delivering that promise in this venture and in the future to hyperscalers around the world.”

Ficolo concentrates entirely on data center and cloud infrastructure services, allowing customers to focus on core initiatives and expand infrastructure to fit growth requirements. Ficolo’s data centers offer ISO 27001, ISO 22301 and PCI DSS certified services for HPC, wholesale and hyperscale operations.