Helsinki seeing unprecedented demand for data centres

The Helsinki Data Center Market Report 2023 sheds light on the growth of the prominent European data landscape in the Finnish capital

A new report has been released this month highlighting the strength and growth of an up-and-coming data centre market ahead of a major conference.

The Helsinki Data Center Market Report 2023 report, released by Datacenter Forum and DC Byte, provides insights into the rapidly-evolving data centre landscape in Helsinki ahead of the eighth edition of Datacenter Forum Helsinki on 1 June 2023 at the Crowne Plaza hotel. 

Helsinki is emerging as a top destination for major, long-term investments

The unprecedented growth and demand for data centres outside of the FLAP-D (Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, Paris and Dublin) markets was highlighted in the report, with Helsinki emerging as one of the top destinations for major, long-term investments. As the second-largest metro market in the Nordics, Helsinki occupies a prominent position in the European data centre landscape, rivalling markets such as Milan and Berlin in size.

“With live IT capacity equivalent to Madrid, Lisbon and Prague, Helsinki is the second-largest market in the Nordics. In fact, over the last decade, the Helsinki market's live supply has quadrupled, with over 180 MW of operational supply added,” Jovita Januskeviciute, EMEA Research Manager at DC Byte, said.

“With the most recent investments by both domestic and foreign investors, and new hyperscale market entrants, it is anticipated that the market will see significant growth from late 2024. Datacenter Forum Helsinki provides the perfect platform to understand and tap into these future growth trends,” 

More than 400 IT infrastructure professionals, business leaders, and industry experts are expected to attend this year’s Datacenter Forum Helsinki, with a wide range of topics - including sustainability and circular economy solutions, security, regulations and compliance, hybrid IT and multi-cloud solutions - explored over the course of the day. Leading companies such as Siemens, Uptime Institute, CTS Nordics, Sunbird, EPI are set to be in attendance.

Datacenter Changemakers talk shows - moderated by Liselotte Lyngsø, Founder of Future Navigator - will also feature at the event, with guests including Lovisa Hagelberg, Business Unit Director of CBRE Datacenter Solutions, Ali Moinuddin, Chief Development Officer of Uptime Institute, and Jovita Januskeviciute.

Registration for the free event is open on the Datacenter Forum Helsinki website.


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