Data Center Sale And Leaseback

Is running a data center your core business? Do you provide additional value to your customers by owning and operating a data center? Data center sale and leaseback allows companies to allocate resources to their core business and release capital while at the same time often enhancing sustainability.

Running a data center can require capital expenditure and expertise in data center management. If you feel your company would be able to provide more value by allocating capital and resources in other areas, sale and leaseback can be an option.

This model allows an enterprise to get out of the business of operating the datacenter and lease it back, optionally at some point moving the data center to one of Ficolo’s modern, sustainable data centers. Often, data center capacity can be under-utilized and this model allows you to better optimize the capacity you are paying for.

With an energy-efficient datacenter it is further possible save in energy costs and lower your carbon footprint.

Data Center Sale and Leaseback Benefits

Benefits of sale and leaseback can include:

  • Reduced need for capital expenditure
  • Reallocation of capital in data center infrastructure
  • Reduced need for datacenter infra competence
  • Reduced carbon footprint and lower energy cost
  • Easier to fulfil new customer requirements for security or sustainability
  • Optimized use of capacity and pay-per-use model
  • Improved access to datacenter expertise, smart hands and project management

Data center sale and leaseback benefits.  Data center is sold and thereafter provided as a service, effectively transforming CapEx into OpEx.

From our experience in sales and leaseback we think every situation is unique and can consist of pure colocation or higher layers and can target different outcomes, such as investing heavily or migrating existing services.

Ficolo was shortlisted for Global M&A of the Year by Data Economy Finvest in February 2020for the sale and leaseback of Fujitsu’s datacenter in Helsinki. We would be happy to have a discussion on your datacenter strategy with you, please contact us today!

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Antti Kivalo Ficolo Sales Director

Antti Kivalo

Sales Director

+358 44 77 44 399


Kim Gunnelius

Chief Commercial Officer, International Sales

+358 44 77 44 316

Seppo Ihalainen

Chief Executive Officer

+358 44 77 44 300

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