The year 2020 has been unusual and for Ficolo very eventful. We opened our new, green bond-backed and ISO 27001 and 22301 certified data center The Air in Helsinki. Throughout the year we have received a lot of international recognition. Here are some of our most memorable moments:
- The new data center The Air Phase 1 was opened in the second quarter. The reception has been phenomenal and over half of the capacity has already been reserved – Read more
- Ficolo was shortlisted for Data Economy Finvest M&A of the year award for the purchase of Fujitsu’s data center – Read more
- Information Services Group, ISG positioned us in the Leader Quadrant in Colocation in the Nordics. ISG especially appreciated Ficolo’s hybrid cloud offering, hybrid connectivity and cloud lifecycle services – Read more
- Frank Korsström, ex Accenture Nordics Managing Director was appointed Chairman of the Board – Read more
- Our own solar power plant was opened in September on top of The Rock data center and we implemented waste heat recovery at The Air – Read more
- We were finalist for the MTDC Design award at Datacenter Dynamics DCD Awards – Read more
The Air – A Facade like a Sea View
With its innovative technological solutions The Air also boasts one of the first kinetic facades in Finland which has gotten so much interest that comparisons to an ever changing sea view aren’t far fetched. Few data centers get regular visitors behind their fences just for their appearance. During the fall, The Air appeared in news articles, futuristic tv-show and even a rap music video.
The facade was constructed with aluminum plates that move with the airwaves – creating a unique viewing experience for each passer-by. The facility can appear completely different based on how sunny or cloudy the day is and from which direction the sun is shining.
In our video, The Air Cloud Delivery Center can be explored deeper than just the outer shell. Check it out!
Thank you to all our customers and partners for once again successful year despite everything. We wish you happy holidays and a very good new year 2021!