Renforsin Ranta business park in the City of Kajaani is an optimal place for a state-of-the-art 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.
Kajaani offers a proven track record to install, operate and maintain data centers. It is a location for 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, which will be in full production mode in early 2022. LUMI will be the fastest supercomputer in Europe and in the top-5 in a global rank.