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Why do we need so many data centers? 🤔

Have you ever wondered why data centers are popping up everywhere and why they are so much bigger than before? We have tried to explain it in the simplest way possible!

📈Data Explosion: We generate a lot of data every second. The digital world is growing exponentially, from social media posts to online transactions.

☁️Cloud Computing: More businesses are moving to the cloud for flexibility and scalability, which demands more data storage and processing power.

🤖IoT & Smart Devices: With the rise of smart devices and the Internet of Things, we need robust infrastructure to handle continuous data streams.

🧠AI & Machine Learning: These advanced technologies require significant computational power and storage, driving the need for more data centers.

🌍Global Connectivity: As the world becomes more interconnected, ensuring data availability and reliability is crucial. Data centers help in providing seamless access across the globe.

Check out the video below for a fun and easy explanation.👇

#SettingTheGreenStandard #GreenMountain #DataCenter

Why do we need so many data centers? 🤔 Have you ever wondered why data centers are popping up everywhere and why they are so much bigger than before? We have tried to explain it in the simplest way possible! 📈Data Explosion: We generate a lot of data every second. The digital world is growing exponentially, from social media posts to online transactions. ☁️Cloud Computing: More businesses are moving to the cloud for flexibility and scalability, which demands more data storage and processing power. 🤖IoT & Smart Devices: With the rise of smart devices and the Internet of Things, we need robust infrastructure to handle continuous data streams. 🧠AI & Machine Learning: These advanced technologies require significant computational power and storage, driving the need for more data centers. 🌍Global Connectivity: As the world becomes more interconnected, ensuring data availability and reliability is crucial. Data centers help in providing seamless access across the globe. Check out the video below for a fun and easy explanation.👇 #SettingTheGreenStandard #GreenMountain #DataCenter

From challenge to change – Reducing F-gases emissions at OSL-Enebakk♻️

F-gas emissions from large cooling solutions can be a problem for data centers. This was also the case at our OSL-Enebakk site. 

Our technical team put a huge effort into finding and solving the problem's cause as soon as possible.

We talked to Morten Hoel, the Operation Coordinator at our Enebakk site, to find out how they decreased F-gas emissions by more than 88%. 

Read the full interview here 👇
https://bit.ly/3LiCpYo 

#SettingTheGreenStandard #GreenMountain #DataCenter

From challenge to change – Reducing F-gases emissions at OSL-Enebakk♻️ F-gas emissions from large cooling solutions can be a problem for data centers. This was also the case at our OSL-Enebakk site. Our technical team put a huge effort into finding and solving the problem's cause as soon as possible. We talked to Morten Hoel, the Operation Coordinator at our Enebakk site, to find out how they decreased F-gas emissions by more than 88%. Read the full interview here 👇 https://bit.ly/3LiCpYo #SettingTheGreenStandard #GreenMountain #DataCenter

Is Norway too far away? 🤔

A common misconception is that Norway, on the far outskirts of Europe, suffers from high latency times and limited route options. 

This might have been true a decade ago, but recent investments in subsea fiber infrastructure have transformed the situation. Several new projects have been completed, with more underway. 〰️

Connectivity is crucial for data centers, focusing on speed and route diversity. At Green Mountain, our carrier-neutral facilities host multiple fiber providers, ensuring our clients receive the fastest, lowest-traffic, and most direct routes possible.

Check out the animation below, where you can see the different subsea cable systems in operation👇

#CloserThanYouThink #SettingTheGreenStandard #GreenMountain

Is Norway too far away? 🤔 A common misconception is that Norway, on the far outskirts of Europe, suffers from high latency times and limited route options. This might have been true a decade ago, but recent investments in subsea fiber infrastructure have transformed the situation. Several new projects have been completed, with more underway. 〰️ Connectivity is crucial for data centers, focusing on speed and route diversity. At Green Mountain, our carrier-neutral facilities host multiple fiber providers, ensuring our clients receive the fastest, lowest-traffic, and most direct routes possible. Check out the animation below, where you can see the different subsea cable systems in operation👇 #CloserThanYouThink #SettingTheGreenStandard #GreenMountain

Women in the Data Center Industry

Last year, we welcomed 66 new employees, and with that growth, we reached our target of 20% female employees!🌟

We had a chat with three of the women who joined us in 2023 to gain their perspectives on being a woman in the data center industry.

👩 Anne Marte Dystvold Hansen - Compliance Manager

👩 Ann Kristin Marumsrud - Document Controller

👩 Janne Hana - Operation Coordinator 
 
Read the full article here👇
https://bit.ly/45PSONo 

#SettingTheGreenStandard #GreenMountain #DataCenter

Women in the Data Center Industry Last year, we welcomed 66 new employees, and with that growth, we reached our target of 20% female employees!🌟 We had a chat with three of the women who joined us in 2023 to gain their perspectives on being a woman in the data center industry. 👩 Anne Marte Dystvold Hansen - Compliance Manager 👩 Ann Kristin Marumsrud - Document Controller 👩 Janne Hana - Operation Coordinator Read the full article here👇 https://bit.ly/45PSONo #SettingTheGreenStandard #GreenMountain #DataCenter

🌞 Summer is here, and so are our incredible summer interns! 🌞

Like in previous years, we have a fantastic group of young talents helping us at our sites in Rennesøy, Enebakk, and Rjukan. 

From maintenance of cooling machines and generators to painting and gardening, their contributions are essential 🫶This gives them a good insight into the data center industry. Hopefully, we will see one of them on the team in a few years! 

Here's to a productive and enjoyable summer! 😎

#SettingTheGreenStandard #GreenMountain #DataCenter

🌞 Summer is here, and so are our incredible summer interns! 🌞 Like in previous years, we have a fantastic group of young talents helping us at our sites in Rennesøy, Enebakk, and Rjukan. From maintenance of cooling machines and generators to painting and gardening, their contributions are essential 🫶This gives them a good insight into the data center industry. Hopefully, we will see one of them on the team in a few years! Here's to a productive and enjoyable summer! 😎 #SettingTheGreenStandard #GreenMountain #DataCenter

A good day for the data center industry in Norway

Yesterday, we hosted the Norwegian Data Center Industry's member meeting in Stavanger. It was a day filled with insightful discussions and valuable networking opportunities.

We kicked off with a warm welcome from Bjorn Ronning, NDI's CEO, and Deputy County Mayor, Svein Erik Indbjo. Their opening remarks set the tone for a day dedicated to collaborations in the data center industry. 🤝

Our lineup of speakers included Ketil Barkved - CEO at New Kaupang and Pelle Gangeskar from Ringerikskraft. 

The event's highlight was the panel debate on communicating the importance of data centers in the modern digital society. The panel was moderated by Benedicte Fasmer Waaler from Invest in Norway. 🗣️

Our panel included:
🔹Atle Simonsen, from Lyse
🔹Atle Haga from Statkraft
🔹Mette Berger Gulbrandsen from Green Mountain 
🔹Stine Fet Sollien from Armatec AB 
🔹Sondre Ronander from Google 

After a day of good discussions, we visited our data center at Rennesøy. ⛰️

Thank you to all the speakers, panelists, and attendees for making this event successful. Together, we are paving the way for Norway's stronger, more innovative data center ecosystem. 🚀

#SettingTheGreenStandard #GreenMountain #DataCenter

A good day for the data center industry in Norway Yesterday, we hosted the Norwegian Data Center Industry's member meeting in Stavanger. It was a day filled with insightful discussions and valuable networking opportunities. We kicked off with a warm welcome from Bjorn Ronning, NDI's CEO, and Deputy County Mayor, Svein Erik Indbjo. Their opening remarks set the tone for a day dedicated to collaborations in the data center industry. 🤝 Our lineup of speakers included Ketil Barkved - CEO at New Kaupang and Pelle Gangeskar from Ringerikskraft. The event's highlight was the panel debate on communicating the importance of data centers in the modern digital society. The panel was moderated by Benedicte Fasmer Waaler from Invest in Norway. 🗣️ Our panel included: 🔹Atle Simonsen, from Lyse 🔹Atle Haga from Statkraft 🔹Mette Berger Gulbrandsen from Green Mountain 🔹Stine Fet Sollien from Armatec AB 🔹Sondre Ronander from Google After a day of good discussions, we visited our data center at Rennesøy. ⛰️ Thank you to all the speakers, panelists, and attendees for making this event successful. Together, we are paving the way for Norway's stronger, more innovative data center ecosystem. 🚀 #SettingTheGreenStandard #GreenMountain #DataCenter

Volkswagen + Green Mountain = 🤝

Last week, our sales and marketing team had the incredible opportunity to visit our client, Volkswagen Group, at their headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. 🚗

Here, we witnessed the world’s largest single-car manufacturing complex, where some of Volkswagen's most iconic models, including the Golf, Golf Variant, Touran, and Tiguan, are being produced.

During our visit, we also discussed our ongoing collaboration with Volkswagen’s team. Today, we host many of Volkswagen's HPC installations at our efficient, secure, and sustainable data centers in Norway. 

Thank you to the Volkswagen team for hosting us and giving us a deeper understanding of their operations. This visit not only strengthened our partnership but also provided invaluable insights that will help us continue to support Volkswagen. 

We are looking forward to many more successful collaborations! 🚀

#SettingTheGreenStandard #GreenMountain #DataCenter

Volkswagen + Green Mountain = 🤝 Last week, our sales and marketing team had the incredible opportunity to visit our client, Volkswagen Group, at their headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. 🚗 Here, we witnessed the world’s largest single-car manufacturing complex, where some of Volkswagen's most iconic models, including the Golf, Golf Variant, Touran, and Tiguan, are being produced. During our visit, we also discussed our ongoing collaboration with Volkswagen’s team. Today, we host many of Volkswagen's HPC installations at our efficient, secure, and sustainable data centers in Norway. Thank you to the Volkswagen team for hosting us and giving us a deeper understanding of their operations. This visit not only strengthened our partnership but also provided invaluable insights that will help us continue to support Volkswagen. We are looking forward to many more successful collaborations! 🚀 #SettingTheGreenStandard #GreenMountain #DataCenter

Schneider Electric Sustainability Impact Award🏆

Earlier this year, we learned we would receive the Schneider Electric Sustainability Impact Award. 

This week, we welcomed Schneider Electrics Executive Vice President of Europe, Gwenaelle Avice Huet, to OSL-Enebakk. During her visit, she toured our site and presented us with the award. 

We are incredibly proud that our continuous efforts towards sustainability are being recognized. Thank you, Schneider Electric, for this honor.🙏

#SettingTheGreenStadard #GreenMountain #DataCenter

Schneider Electric Sustainability Impact Award🏆 Earlier this year, we learned we would receive the Schneider Electric Sustainability Impact Award. This week, we welcomed Schneider Electrics Executive Vice President of Europe, Gwenaelle Avice Huet, to OSL-Enebakk. During her visit, she toured our site and presented us with the award. We are incredibly proud that our continuous efforts towards sustainability are being recognized. Thank you, Schneider Electric, for this honor.🙏 #SettingTheGreenStadard #GreenMountain #DataCenter

Construction Update LON-East Expansion 🚧

We had a chat with our Programme Delivery Director, Gary Hutchings, and our Service and Account Management Director, Graham Harvey, to find out how the current construction work at LON-East is going.

They share insights on the challenges of building in an operational environment, the helical piling techniques used, and the project's progress and milestones. 

Curious to learn more about our progress and what's next? Read the full interview here 👇
https://bit.ly/3yYVE6A

#SettingTheGreenStandard #GreenMountain #DataCenter

Construction Update LON-East Expansion 🚧 We had a chat with our Programme Delivery Director, Gary Hutchings, and our Service and Account Management Director, Graham Harvey, to find out how the current construction work at LON-East is going. They share insights on the challenges of building in an operational environment, the helical piling techniques used, and the project's progress and milestones. Curious to learn more about our progress and what's next? Read the full interview here 👇 https://bit.ly/3yYVE6A #SettingTheGreenStandard #GreenMountain #DataCenter

Contacts

Mette Berger Gulbrandsen

Mette Berger Gulbrandsen

Press contact Chief Marketing & Communications Officer +47 92838645
Svein Atle Hagaseth

Svein Atle Hagaseth

Press contact Chief Executive Officer + 1 416 518 7105

About Green Mountain

Green Mountain designs, builds and operates highly secure, innovative and sustainable data centers in Norway and the UK. The data centers are powered by low-cost, 100 percent renewable power and are world-leading on energy efficiency.

Green Mountain

Hodneveien 260
4150 Rennesøy
Norge