The Air – Helsinki

Climate Neutral Cloud Delivery Center

Beyond Green – The Story of The Air

What makes a data center “Dark Green”? Follow the air through Ficolo data center where it is used for cooling and the waste heat is recycled for district heating network, achieving efficient and sustainable use of energy. Finland’s cool climate can be taken advantage of in data center cooling and the pre-existing large district heating network makes it easy to input new sources of industrial heat to the network.

The Air – Cloud Delivery Center

Ficolo The Air is a climate neutral data center that fulfills all the requirements for cloud service delivery – for every cloud. The Air is located in the Helsinki area in the cool and well connected Nordics.

From Data Center to Cloud Delivery Center – Ficolo Webinar Recording

Ficolo presents webinar walk-through The Air – Cloud Delivery Center with solutions and services. The walk-through webinar will be presented by Antti Kivalo, Ficolo Sales Director and Veijo Terho, Sales Engineering and Customer Success Director.

Features

Active Fire Protection

Completely water free state-of-the-art fire protection system ensures that the SLA is protected at all times. The solution monitors the data center and when it detects even the smallest smoke particles, the oxygen levels are lowered in stages preventing damages to people and assets as well as protecting data and service levels.

Combined Energy and Cooling Cells

The Air utilizes combined energy and cooling cells (CECC) that offer an energy efficient and low PUE solution. Cooling is based on free cooling taking advantage of the cool Finnish climate. The Cell based design allows adaptive scalability as CECC units can be fitted as the capacity grows. The units are independent, and the availability is not affected by malfunction of a single unit.

Green Energy 

Ficolo is certified Climate Neutral Company, by South Pole. The Air uses 100% green energy and utilizes waste heat reuse, recycling the heat generated by servers for district heating network. Uninterrupted power supply is guaranteed with UPS system and generators. Each rack is connected to A and B power feeds for additional level of redundancy.

Cicero – Dark Green rating

Ficolo The Air – Cloud Delivery Center expansion project was financed with a green bond. The research institute Cicero subsidiary, Cicero Green, a leading provider of second opinions, reviewed Ficolo’s project and gave the project their highest rating – “Dark Green” as the first data center in the Nordics. 

Cloud Management & Ecosystem

Private Cloud, Multi-Cloud Management, Multi-Cloud Connectivity, Cloud Assurance & Public Cloud Alliances. All the components needed to deliver any cloud.

Edge Requirements

Processing speed and data growth is pushing the compute to the edge. Edge requirements include user proximity, full control, attractive price and high performance. Furthermore, the solution must be ready to integrate and phygitally secured.

Technical Requirements

Cloud services place ever-growing requirements on the infrastructure. Premium Cloud including Edge and Cloud On-Ramp must be built on Premium Colocation with heat reuse, active fire protection, cell-based scalability & availability.

The Air Campus 80MW

Building 1

  • 20MW Total power
  • Phase 1 – since 2020

Building 2

  • 20MW Total power
  • 12-24 months from contract signing

Building 3

  • 40MW Total power
  • 12-24 months from contract signing

Certifications

ISO 27001

ISO 22301

PCI DSS

Climate Neutral Company


The Air walk-through


Contact our sales

Antti Kivalo Ficolo Sales Director

Antti Kivalo

Sales Director

+358 44 77 44 399
antti.kivalo@ficolo.com

Ficolo-Kim-Gunnelius

Kim Gunnelius

Chief Commercial Officer, International Sales

+358 44 77 44 316
kim.gunnelius@ficolo.com

Seppo Ihalainen

Chief Executive Officer

+358 44 77 44 300
seppo.ihalainen@ficolo.com