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Hydro66 powering on with new CEO

Press Release   •   Feb 14, 2017 11:40 CET

Part of the Hydro66 team at the Boden datacentre, Alex Chiolo, Andy Long, Anne Graf, Christiaan Keet, Paul Morrison

Innovative and fast growing Swedish colocation hosting service provider Hydro66 today announces the appointment of Anne Graf as CEO.

Demand for the Hydro66 colocation facility has been exceptionally strong and 75% of Phase 1 (4MW) has been sold. Retail and wholesale colocation customers are attracted to the datacentre by sub-30 ms RTT to Frankfurt, Amsterdam and London and a 50% cost reduction compared to legacy colocation datacentres. The datacentre uses the lowest cost power in the EU, and hydropower is the greenest possible source of energy. Hydro66 owns a 45MW-capable site situated adjacent to a 120MW substation.

Anne Graf says “I am delighted to be leading the next phase of development for Hydro66. Our colocation datacentre is globally significant, both technically and from a scale perspective. Colocation data centres are ripe for continuous technical innovation and our rapid customer take-up proves the legacy business model is overdue for disruption. As we scale the data centre we will strengthen our sales and operational teams. Bringing the best commercial model to our colocation customers and partners is our top priority.”

Native to Sweden, Graf has lived and worked in Germany, Austria, Belgium and the UK. Prior to joining Hydro66 Graf was Chief Commercial Officer of The Node Pole, an alliance of industrial and government entities promoting the cool climate and clean power advantages of Northern Sweden. Her objectives are to deliver operational excellence for customer success, and continue the rapid expansion of the business.

Having delivered a strong foundation for growth Andy Long, interim CEO, will continue Hydro66 business development activities at Black Green Capital.

David Rowe, Chairman of Hydro66, says “The colocation business is now expanding very quickly and we have strong pipeline demand. It’s the right time to build local operational leadership. Anne has the best credentials to drive Hydro66 to the next level of market awareness and customer success.”

About Hydro66

Hydro66 helps forward-thinking companies match their applications with the optimal hosting environment. Hydro66 provide ultra-efficient, green colocation solutions ideally suited for large scale wholesale, cloud computing, system integrators and HPC. The current data model is both broken and unsustainable. The vast majority of compute and store occurs in expensive city center locations using dirty power and unreliable grids. Rising electricity prices on capacity constrained urban grids compounds the problem. Meanwhile telecoms prices continue to fall at around 20% annually. Facebook, Google and Apple have solved this by building hyper-scale Nordic data centers beside vast electrical grids which are highly reliable, 100% green and at ultra-low power prices. Now wholesale, enterprise, systems integrators and cloud companies can enjoy similar advantages to the Internet giants by working with Hydro66. For more information please visit www.hydro66.com

About Black Green Capital

Hydro66 is backed by Black Green Capital, a London-based advisory company with a Venture Capital arm. Black Green Capital have the resources and experience to deliver tangible results. Current portfolio investments include DingIt, Wyre, Scoot and RepKnight. Read more: www.blackgreencapital.com