DCN April 2017 - Page 9

industry news Amazon Web Services’ next big investment is in the Stockholm region Amazon Web Services (AWS) will invest in the Stockholm region and aims to get three data centres up and running by 2018. The sites will be built in Västerås, Eskilstuna and Katrineholm. This investment shows Sweden’s high competitiveness and attractive conditions for data centre investments. The investment will make Sweden and the Stockholm region the hub of the AWS initiative in Northern Europe. Patrik Öhlund, CEO of Node Pole, said, ‘We are delighted that Amazon Web Services has decided to make its next large investment in Sweden and the fantastic opportunities this provides for Västerås, Eskilstuna and Katrineholm. We also want to congratulate Business Sweden and Invest Stockholm. Their work is impressive and will pave the way for more future investments in Sweden and the Nordic countries.’ IT INFRASTRUCTURE Sweden’s case for data centre investments is growing stronger, and the region is today highly attractive for data centre establishments. Patrik added, ‘This investment further demonstrates the strong appeal of the Swedish market for data centre investments. Low costs, green energy, ease of doing business and connectivity are all good reasons to choose Sweden.’ SOFTWARE & SERVICES www.rittal.co.uk