DCN August 2017 - Page 38

data centre location Relocation, Relocation, Relocation Bruce Garrison, VP of global reach at Zayo, explains the factors that make the Nordics such an attractive environment for data centres and colocation services. I n recent years, a large number of multinational companies have decided to house their data centres, or make use of colocation services that are based in Northern Europe. Many of these companies will also have offices and a ground presence in the area, due to business- friendly regulations and the highly educated and skilled workforce. 38 | August 2017 When it comes to storing and managing large amounts of data, businesses need a data centre which is future proof. The Nordic region offers political, economic and technological benefits that combine to make the area extremely attractive for data centre and cloud infrastructure providers. Even the climate in the area is a benefit and helps to keep costs down. But what does this mean for businesses and what other advantages does the region have to offer? Nordic countries are business friendly Nordic countries are keen to attract international investment from all over the world. For