Data Center Facts

Kajaani in located in Northern Finland, it is a picturesque town surrounded by vast forestlands, rivers and lakes. The Province of Kainuu is laying upon a solid bedrock and the region is safe from any extreme weather conditions.  In addition to safety, many other factors speak on behalf of Kainuu when choosing a data center site.

Herman IT Data Center is Built to Scale

Herman IT Data Center is ready to fulfill your immediate needs for colocation services with top-notch expertise and massively scalable infrastructure without compromising sustainability. Finland is the safest data center country in Europe and fourth safest in the world. Kajaani in located in Northern Finland, it is a picturesque town surrounded by vast forestlands, rivers and lakes. The Province is laying upon a solid bedrock and the region is safe from any extreme weather conditions. 

Finland is the safest data center country in Europe and fourth safest in the world. 

(Data Center Risk Index 2016)

The Renforsin Ranta site and adjoining land has the planning permissions and associated infrastructure to provide world leading Data Center infrastructure to deliver small to mega data center complexes with world leading speed to market delivery. In Kajaani there is one of the most important High Performance Computing Ecosystems in Europe. Euro-HPC supercomputer LUMI is to be located in Kajaani during 2021.  

Data Center Facts

Electricity

  • High Voltage Capacity: On site national grid sub station with transfer capacity of 1 000 MW provided from 6 different power grids 
  • 100% Electricity availability  
  • Medium Voltage Capacity: 230MW  
  • True 2N electricity delivery from the national grid (System + System) 
  • Own industrial network à 50 % savings in electricity costs 
  • Line voltage 110 kV and 10 kV on site.

Herman IT data center matches the demand of future IT equipment requirements, it can easily accommodate high-, medium- and low-density racks, its current IT space 370 m2 and IT electricity of 1 MW. Immediate expansion potential up to 10 MW and 5000 m2 

 

  • Tier 3+ design and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certified 
  • Multiple security layers 
  • Nordics most reliable utility infrastructure with > 99,999 % availability .

Connectivity

 

The ultra-fast optic cable between Germany and Finland (C-Lion1) brings Kajaani to the doorstep of Central Europe. The fastest connection between Europe and East Asian capitals via the Digital Silk Road by Cinia makes Finland literally the Gateway between the East and the West. 

Operator neutral Data Center with multiple physical cable routes assures competing pricing and required level of redundancy.  

Cost-efficient & Scalable

  • Low TCO due to free cooling, clean air, cost efficient resources and smart modular solutions
  • 99,99982% grid reliability enabling savings in backup power and operations
  • World class connectivity East and West Only Nordic country in Eurozone
  • Existing pre-exascale supercomputer Reference architecture
  • Top high tech education and skilled work force
  • Cost efficient to invest and operate – a lot of free space
  • Data Center Industry is in strategic focus of the regional development

The Renforsin Ranta site and adjoining land has the planning permissions and associated infrastructure to provide world leading Data Center infrastructure to deliver small to mega data center complexes with world leading speed to market delivery. In Kajaani there is one of the most important High Performance Computing Ecosystems in Europe. Euro-HPC supercomputer LUMI is to be located in Kajaani during 2021.  

On-site Services

Smart Hands service produced by 24/7 Herman IT experts. Service includes problem management and remote support with customized service level. We ensure your business runs smoothly and support you through HW-updates, for example. 

  • Equipment handling within Data Center and Racks
  • Cross connects and rack to rack connectivity
  • Cable designing, execution and documentation
  • Equipment inventory lists and documentation
  • Replacement of failed components 

Eco-efficiency

Utilization of existing industrial infrastructure, dating back from the paper mill, instead of building new decreased the carbon footprint of the Data Center building project. Herman IT’s data center transforms almost all the electricity it uses into heat, and the waste heat is recycled to warm the Industry Park’s processes. Herman IT’s data center designed PUE is as low as 1,2. 

  • Cool climate – free cooling
  • Hydro- and windpowered data center
  • Reuse of excess heat
  • Energy-efficient processes
  • No harmful emissions from building projects – use of excisting infrastructure

Contact us for more details!

Veli-Antti Leinonen

Sales Manager

+358 44 740 1010 veli-antti.leinonen@hermanit.fi
Kari Maikkola

Sales Director

+358 45 636 1884 kari.maikkola@hermanit.fi