April 4th, 2017

Business Sweden - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Announces the Establishment of a Data Center Region in Stockholm

Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the establishment of a new datacenter region in the Stockholm area, which will be operational in 2018.

"AWS's decision to open a new region in Sweden to serve the Nordics with flexible, secure, reliable, and low latency cloud services confirms that Sweden has the best possible conditions to operate large-scale datacenters," says Tomas Sokolnicki, Head of Data Centers at Business Sweden. "This investment will further accelerate Sweden's position as a leading choice for mission critical cloud and IT infrastructure."

Sweden's unique combination of low energy costs, the lowest in the European Union, together with a strong renewable energy base, a near zero-carbon footprint and robust fiber connectivity makes it one of Europe's most ideal locations for data centers. AWS's decision is further evidence that Sweden is open for business and is one of the best places in the world for technology companies to test, grow and expand their business. 

Data Centers by Sweden, an initiative led by Business Sweden in close collaboration with the regional development agencies, worked alongside AWS throughout the various phases of the decision and site selection process. Region Gävleborg is part of Data Centers by Sweden.

Read more: Gävleborg: the optimal location for your data center

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