Green Mountain is a data centre company specialised in delivering high-end data centre services to demanding enterprise and wholesale customers around the world. Through 2018, Green Mountain has seen tremendous growth and has secured land for further expansion at its DC2 Telemark site.
Green Mountain has now acquired the adjacent lot at Svaddevegen in Rjukan, expanding its footprint with an additional 13 000 sqm/140 000 sqf. This secures a long-term investment in Rjukan and the ability to expand footprints for both existing and new clients at Rjukan.
“The ability to secure future growth opportunities is one of the most important decision criteria for some [of] our clients and with the acquisitions of Svaddevegen 157 we can continue to build our footprint in Rjukan and show our commitment to investment in the region. We see Rjukan as a key centre for our cloud and HPC clients and as a Disaster Recover/2nd data centre site for both national and international enterprise clients,” said Tor Kristian Gyland, CEO of Green Mountain.
“The client requirements are rapidly changing and Rjukan is in a unique position to support data centre growth being located in the power hub of Norway. Our location is centrally located less than 300 metres from the National Grid and no less than two renewable hydro power plants, there is few places that have that proximity to available green power. That creates a big competitive advantage, especially as power availability is starting to be a limiting factor in some of the larger European data centre hubs,” said Svein Atle Hagaseth, CSO of Green Mountain.
“We see further growth opportunities in the region and are already looking at further expansion opportunities in and around Rjukan – in addition to potential other locations in Norway. We continue to build for future growth and with 80% of our clients being international, we would like to make sure our clients see Green Mountain as both an option to get fast-to-market as well as a long-term opportunity where they can grow,” concluded Tor Kristian Gyland.