The perfect location for data centers

Arctic Data Intelligence and Supercomputing Ecosystem in Kainuu

Renforsin Ranta business park in the City of Kajaani is an optimal place for a modern, cost-efficient and green data center. It combines Finland’s general benefits like ease of doing business in the eurozone, a stable political and social country with a low risk of natural disasters to the local benefits offered by Kajaani’s exceptional infrastructure and northern location.

The business park locates in an old paper mill area and offers tens of thousands of square meters of available space for data centers. The area runs on environmentally friendly hydro and wind power and supports waste heat reuse. Previous combined to the free air and water cooling all year round and low-cost electricity of Nordic countries enables data centers with a negative carbon footprint. The area offers more than 50,000 m² of free building space and a plot of 200 hectares for data center operations. The existing 200 MW transformer capacity is available inside the area and is expandable even to 1000 MW from the national grid.

Kajaani offers a proven track record to install, operate and maintain data centers. It is a location for the national data centers of CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd. and a commercial data center operator Herman IT Ltd. The latest reference for Kajaani is the LUMI EuroHPC supercomputer, the fastest supercomputer in Europe and in 3rd fastest globally.

Local support from CSC with proven track record

CSC has extensive, nearly 50 years of expertise in data center operations as well as executing DC building projects. All the new CSC data centers since 2012 are placed in Kajaani, Renforsin Ranta Business Park with ISO 27001 certificate in place since 2014. We are ready to support you in coordinating a project plan for the building project for the data center and helping you to execute the data center project with selected partners.

The benefits CSC offers as a partner:

  • Strong HPC expertise
  • Tested HPC design concept with world-class references
  • The world’s leading sustainable development activity
  • Minimized total costs and environmental impact
  • Nordic top-level scalability and delivery process
  • Data center operation as a service with the help of our local data center experts
  • Knowledge and support of the regional ecosystem

For more information on Kajaani as a data center location visit CSC’s Kajaani Data Center pages.

Read more about CSC`s modern data center environment.

You can explore the CSC´s data centers by visiting Kajaani visitor center on site or virtually.