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Tieto builds a new data centre in Espoo, Finland


Due to the increasing demand for IT operating services, Tieto is building a new, more energy efficient data centre in Espoo, Finland. The construction of the data centre began in January, and the operations will begin towards the end of 2010.

Initially, Tieto will build a 1 000 square metres of data centre space consisting two modules. The plan is to expand the centre later by independent 500 square metre modules. This will enable the use of the latest, most advanced technology and the most energy efficient solutions. The planned maximum capacity of the centre is 6 000 m2, which will double the area of Tieto’s data centres located in the Helsinki metropolitan area. The size of the investment is approximately EUR 18 million, including the property, site and the two data centre modules.

One of the main planning criteria of the centre is energy efficiency. Various solutions for energy generation are currently being explored. The target PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) index, which represents the energy efficiency or efficiency rate of the new data centre, is 1.2-1.3, while the value for data centres is typically 1.8-3.0.

“It is important for our current customers that certain IT operations will remain close to them geographically. Modern data centre technology will enable full-scale production of the growing cloud computing services and the energy-saving virtualization of servers. Through new data centres, Tieto can also respond to the future growth of the market and IT outsourcing in particular,” says Ari Karppinen, Tieto’s Country head of Finland.

Tieto is investing in building new, energy efficient data centres in its main market areas: Finland, Sweden and Russia. The company is currently building new data centres in the Stockholm area and in Moscow. These are scheduled to be operational in spring 2010. In addition to energy efficiency, the key requirements set for the new data centres are security and as efficient as possible use of green energy solutions.

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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