Atos, an international IT services company, has opened a highly eco-efficient data centre that provides the city of Helsinki with energy based on heat recovery. It is a part of a new 5000 m2 meter data centre complex, built by the Finnish company Academica, known for efficient heat reclamation and energy recycling in its data centres Located in the waterfront Suvilahti district of Helsinki, the European data centre will use sea water for cooling.
This eco-efficient data centre will serve European customers and is one of the many initiatives to achieving Atos sustainable goals. The green data centre utilizes eco-efficient cooling provided by Helsingin Energia, and the extra heat created by its servers will be transferred to the district heating network to provide heat and warm water for 4,500 new 80 m2 apartments in the city. Atos has a total of 13 global data canters and 50 local data centres.
"Sustainability is core to our corporate strategy and our ambition remains to be recognized as a world leader in providing innovative IT solutions to help our clients become more sustainable. Opening the eco-efficient datacenter in Helsinki providing the city with renewable energy is our flagship in eco-efficiency. It shows our commitment to provide our customers with high-standard IT services in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way." says Philippe Mareine, EVP General Secretary at Atos, in charge of Corporate and Social Responsibility.at Atos.
"Data center life cycle costs by up to 80% are energy-related. We are especially pleased to offer our customers not only sustainable development, but also concrete savings in energy payments", says Marko Vanninen, the CEO of Academica.