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Microsoft plans to build a new data center area in southern Finland

Microsoft is planning to build a new datacenter region in Southern Finland. The investment decision is based on the accelerating demand for sustainable solutions for high performance data processing solutions across Microsoft services in our country.

The introduction of new Finnish datacenters will help accelerating sustainable digital transformation and providing large scale carbon free district heating.

In a unique collaboration with Fortum Corporation, the heat generated by the datacenters will be reused and converted to district heating, serving the cities of Espoo and Kauniainen, and the municipality of Kirkkonummi. This will be one of the world’s largest schemes to recycle waste heat from data centers, serving Finland’s second largest city and its neighboring communities.

The waste heat recycled for district heating, along with other measures, will support the City of Espoo and the neighboring communities to reach their ambitious CO2 emission reduction targets, leading among other things to decommissioning of Fortum’s last coal-fired heat unit in Espoo and paving the way for more sustainable energy.

The cloud is an engine that powers our daily lives. From remote work to online shopping, we increasingly depend on cloud computing.  Hundreds of Microsoft datacenters around the world facilitate that activity, storing and managing data with sophisticated physical and logical security measures that control who and what has access to the cloud. Take a virtual step inside a datacenter to learn how the Microsoft Cloud works.

Where can we find more detailed information?

We will be sharing more information on the timeline and process regarding the construction and development of the Finnish datacenters on this website, please visit back later to learn more.

Meanwhile, we encourage you to take a look at the fact sheets and FAQ we have gathered to answer your most urgent questions.

You can read more about the announcement here.

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