Finnish paper mill will be Google Data Center

Fri 13 February 2009 11:54, Bas van den Beld

Finnish paper mill will be Google Data Center

Where Belgium is still waiting for their Google Data Center, Finland might be getting one in an old windmill near Helsinki. Reuters reports Google bought an old paper mill for no less than 40 million euros from a paper company.

The paper mill has only recently (2008) been shut down because it wasn’t making any profit. It had been open for 53 years.  Part of the mill was designed by a famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. Also Stora Enso and Google have agreed that part of the mill site will be transferred to the city of Hamina for other industrial uses.

Google spokesman Kay Oberbeck confirms the deal: "We are currently considering to build a data centre at this site."

Google has about 40 server farms worldwide of which about a dozen in Europe, in cities like London, Dublin, Paris, Berlin and Milan.


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