Fagdata, one of Scandinavia’s technology-leading cloud companies, has signed an agreement on data centre services with Green Mountain, Norway’s leading data centre operator, to provide secure cloud services to its customers to promote growth and meet increased demand from customers. The data centre, which is located deep inside the mountain in a former NATO ammunition storage facility at Rennesøy, will provide safe and reliable services to Fagdatas’ customers.
The agreement becomes a key component of Fagdata’s cloud offer in Norway, where the company has built a service concept to meet most needs. Fagdata especially focuses on the SMB market, as well as verticals within, particularly graphics-intensive application solutions. Its services and solutions are delivered under its own brand name FRONTDESK.
“Fagdata is looking ahead and betting big. A change in customer needs, new security requirements and certifications in connection with GDPR and the new privacy laws, have actualised the importance of great data centre facilities. When we started our process adapting to these challenges one year ago, it was logical and natural for us to find the ultimate data centre. A larger focus on super modern technological solutions for the production of IT infrastructure-services, with hyper-converged computer platform and virtualisation from Nutanix and the latest in Virtual-Desktop Infrastructure from Citrix, needed matching data centre facilities,” said Werner M. Neurauter, Chief Technical Officer of Fagdata.
Further, Neurauter commented: “We mean that with the choice of Green Mountain as our new primary site, we not only match our state-of-the-art technology service platform for service production with the equivalent quality level on the data centre, but we can also rest assured that we are optimally equipped to meet future needs and challenges in terms of accessibility, safety and environment.”
“This solution gives us the opportunity to produce and deliver services also to customers with very strict security and uptime requirements. Our latest initiative towards the construction industry with the Workstation Online service, delivered from Green Mountain, is one of many new focus areas that benefit from this collaboration,” said Neurauter.
Fagdata’s cloud services will be operated from Green Mountain`s data centre DC1-Stavanger. The data centre has a cooling source from the adjacent fjord and uses gravity to bring cold water into the cooling station without using any energy. Green Mountain offers the highest level of security for storage of sensitive data and information in Scandinavia. Furthermore, Green Mountains’ data centres operate solely on renewable energy which supports Fagdata’s ambitions of sustainable development.
“It is a great pleasure to welcome Fagdata as a customer. We have been working for a while to get this agreement in place and it is very satisfying to achieve the trust of a technology leading company within cloud services such as Fagdata. This agreement helps Fagdata’s ambition to offer its customers secure storage in one of the world’s most efficient and green data centres,” said Svein Atle Hagaseth, Chief Sales Officer of Green Mountain.
Smarter use of data is becoming one of the top priorities for today’s companies. Company data is so important that it wouldn’t be able to succeed without it. This makes the quality of the underlying infrastructure even more critical. Green Mountain was the first data centre provider in Scandinavia to offer Tier III-certified data centre services that ensures sensitive data and information is stored safely. This will give Fagdata’s customers the best availability and security of data that is available in the market.
“We have many customers operating critical applications that require data centre services of top quality, high security and green solutions. With us, customers get all this in one package. We are constantly working to strengthen our organisation, our services and our capacity as a data centre provider. This agreement with Fagdata is yet another proof that our commitment to quality has been a wise strategy,” said Tor Kristian Gyland, Chief Executive Officer of Green Mountain.