09.03.2020

A massive data centre to be built in Estonia

The Tallinn suburb of Saue is to get a massive new data centre that is going to be the largest in Estonia; the construction was launched on 20 February at the cost of €100 million.

MCF Group Estonia, the company behind the project, has launched the construction of the first phase of its data centre in the Saue municipality near the Estonian capital, Tallinn.

Kert Evert, the CEO of MCF Estonia, said the main clients of the data centre will be companies using large volumes of data, coming from the IT, telecom and financial sectors. “The data centre is like a bank – people keep their money in banks, we keep their data in our centre,” he said in a statement.

Opening new possibilities

The construction of the centre was launched by the Estonian foreign trade and information technology minister, Kaimar Karu, on 20 February. Karu said in a statement that the centre was an important project for Estonia, “serving as a safe place for both local startups and global giants” to settle in Estonia. “The sum invested in the centre is substantial, but the potential impact of the project is going to be far greater – strengthening our position in the region and opening up new possibilities to compete internationally,” he said.
Read the full article on the Estonian World website: https://estonianworld.com/technology/a-massive-data-centre-to-be-built-in-estonia/?utm_source=internal-recirc&utm_medium=Bibblio-related

Source: Estonian World