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​Hydro66 wins Datacentre Hosting/Co-location Supplier of the Year at DCS Awards 2016

Press Release   •   May 13, 2016 11:09 CEST

Hydro66, the worlds first 100% Hydroelectric Green Datacentre, today announced that it has won Datacentre Hosting/Co-location Supplier of the Year at the DCS Awards 2016

Receiving the award on behalf of Hydro66, Andy Long, CEO, said, “We are thrilled to receive this award and to see the innovation and hard work of our team recognised. More and more companies are realising the environmental and cost benefits of locating processing power in a cold climate close to abundant green power. I would like to thank all of the suppliers, customers and industry professionals who voted for us.”

The facility, which opened in 2015, has the unique attraction of being directly adjacent to a new 120MW substation that is multi dropped from separate regional grid infrastructures. There is an 80MW hydro-electric power station just 500m away with other grid feeds coming from the local, regional and national grids, including the 16 other hydro-electric power stations further up the Lule river which generate a huge 4300MW.

The company has changed the economics of colocation by rejecting expensive traditional designs and adopting techniques pioneered by large internet companies for the colocation market for the first time.

Hydro66 won the award for the following key features:

  • Ground breaking building design with ‘whole wall’ air intakes.
  • 100% renewable hydroelectric power located directly adjacent to abundant generation to avoid power transmission losses.
  • 100% free air adiabatic cooling
  • Design PUE of 1.07
  • Engineered resilience through independent distribution of power from diverse generation sources throughout the datacentre.

About DCS Awards

The DCS Awards are designed to reward the product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in data centre arena. The Awards recognise the achievements of the vendors and their business partners alike and this year encompass a wider range of both facilities and information technology award categories designed to address all of the main areas of the datacentre market in Europe.

Hydro66 helps other forward-thinking companies match their applications with the optimal sustainable hosting environment. Hydro66 provides ultra-efficient, green colocation solutions ideal for cloud computing, HPC and enterprise hosting. Hydro66 offers wholesale and retail capacity in a state-of- the-art datacenter in the north of Sweden combining Internet-scale power availability, free-air cooling and unlimited diverse fibre connectivity.