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Tieto builds new state-of-the-art data centre in Sweden


In order to secure IT operation for future outsourcing customers, Tieto has begun constructing a new state-of-the-art data centre in one of the storage caverns previously used by the landowner The Swedish Fortifications Agency. Work on the centre is set to be complete in April 2010, making it the most secure and environmentally friendly installation in Sweden. The investment is part of Tieto’s objective of becoming a market leader within the operation and outsourcing of business- and society-critical information.

“There’s currently nothing like it in Sweden. The server centre will deliver an incredibly high level of security and become a turnkey centre for large-scale operations. We will use and develop one of The Swedish Fortification’s Agency’s 20,000 m2 premises and build a modern, flexible data centre,” says Mikael Jupiter, Head of IT Operations for Tieto Sweden.

All power supply equipment in the data centre is built within the walls of the cavern, which is a unique feature. This means that the centre’s doors can be closed. It also means that the centre is better protected against external threats, e.g. fire.

In addition to the fact that the server centre will be the most secure in Sweden, it will also be environmentally friendly. New, energy efficient blade servers and free cooling, together with scalability, guarantee minimal environmental impact.

“The new server centre will provide a unique combination of security and green IT. But highlighting ecofriendliness and IT is nothing new for us. As early as 1978, Tieto was recycling energy from IT equipment to heat premises,” says Jupiter.

“We’re seeing increased market demand for services within outsourcing, capacity and infrastructure, and we will provide these services with significant focus on security, quality and green IT,” he concludes.

Tieto is an IT service company providing IT, R&D and consulting services. With approximately 16 000 experts, we are among the leading IT service companies in Northern Europe and the global leader in selected segments. We specialize in areas where we have the deepest understanding of our customers’ businesses and needs. Our superior customer centricity and Nordic expertise set us apart from our competitors.


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