Data center and cloud solutions from the future
GET GREEN NORGWEGIAN CLOUD- AND DATA CENTER SERVICES BASED ON OPEN SOURCE
GET GREEN NORGWEGIAN CLOUD- AND DATA CENTER SERVICES BASED ON OPEN SOURCE
Arctic Circle Data Center (ACDC) aims to deliver world-class Data center and cloud services to the Nordic market. By integrating your own cloud services with your own data center, ACDC will be able to deliver a complete cost-effective range of services to drive our customers ' existing and future digitization processes.
We believe that the future is and becomes digital-in the way that a great many technologies will be based on data-either in terms of computing power, or in terms of that new data can be created and processed. This will require access to resources, digital resources, to drive the digital transformation and meet the needs of secure computing in an efficient and predictable manner.
ACDC has already developed and launched an independent, open-source public cloud service as well as its own infrastructure and is in process of acquiring funds to build its own full-scale data center.
Our data and cloud services drives our customers ongoing and future digital processes.
ACDC shall deliver world-class cloud and data center services to our customers
Our services, our behavior and our communications should be characterized by our values:
We want to be open, honest and transparent, we support and use open source code while we want to avoid lock-in through the use of open API’s, standards and familiar solutions. We emphasize good information and clear prices without any trued fees.
Our customers should be able to have the confidence that we deliver our services as we promise, we have understandable contracts and conditions that make clear demands on our deliveries. We use solutions that are proven and comply with current operating and delivery standards. We have and show confidence in our employees, customers and partners.
We want to find the best solutions together, either by working on teams in the company, or by working together with customers and partners to find safe and good solutions. We create solutions that can be easily integrated into other cloud services and digital solutions. Our support solutions should make it easy to provide feedback to us.
We are flexible and agile in our method of work and behavior. New needs and new technologies enable us to continually work pro-actively and flexibly to deliver world-class services. This means that we have to dare to try new things while continually renewing our competence and range of services in order to be relevant.
Acting professionally can mean so many things, with us it means that we have specialized knowledge of our solutions, we are trustworthy and do what we promise. We can't promise that something never goes wrong, but we do what we can to reduce risk and will always focus on solving problems in the best way. We have integrity and will not recommend anything that is not good for you as a customer, we take responsibility for our actions and do not owe on others. We choose sustainable solutions and take corporate social responsibility.
You can find more information about how we work in ACDC here.
ACDC Cloud Services IaaS offers the bread-and-butter of cloud functionality:
You can find prices, features and design info on our cloud services site - press button below for more info.
Using our infrastructure you can create whatever cloud based solution you need in order to drive your business
Add as many instances as you need, scale up and down on processors and memory as required. Fast and hazzle free service without interupption.
You only pay for what You use - done with the test? - Scale back!
We all know that the more data the better result - add storage capasity as needed with our flexible storage solutions.
Mo i Rana is located in North-Norway, the region of Nordland, almost in the center of Norway and is the closest Norwegian town to the arctic circle.
Mo i Rana is one of Norway’s industrial centers with a 100+ years history of various industrial activity. In particular metal industry and mining have been central to this area. This has resulted in a strong energy- and physical infrastructure in this region.
Due to the industry need of production-control Mo i Rana was also on the forefront in computing. Mid 70's we had three "supercomputers" in Norway, one with the military research center at Kjeller, one at the technical university of Trondheim (NTNU) and the third one here in Mo i Rana. The legacy is a strong technical know-how and availability of highly skilled IT staff among the many IT companies here.
As existing infrastructure can be utilized, the construction of a data center in proximity to Mo Industripark (Mo Industrial Park) offers substantial savings in start-up costs. The current power and water infrastructures were designed to support heavy industry and are largely N+2 redundant with no less than 5 hydroelectric power plants delivering power directly to MIP whom delivers directly to ACDC.
Mo Industrial Park is already zoned for heavy industry, which helps speed up the construction phase.
Rana is a data communication hub with 5 fiber feeds dispersed over four physical routes; North, South, East and West from Mo i Rana. Establishment of an Internet Exchange (IX) is planned.
Proximity to power production facilities and co-location with other big energy consumers results in lower electricity costs derived from reduced delivery charges, shared security measures and logistics, as well as energy tax savings.
Low energy cost and inexpensive cooling (average air temperature of -0.5⁰C /31⁰F) combined with other factors such as lower business taxes, high IT competency and lower wages in comparison with more metropolitan locations, result in reduced operating costs for a data center i Rana. This gives better prices for our customers.
The establishment of a data center in Rana is very eco-friendly as opposed to many other places: Disruptions of natural terrain associated with infrastructure are avoided, all of the power provided is renewable hydro-electric power, and our proximity to power plants minimizes energy loss during transmission, increasing energy efficiency. Existing systems for utilizing waste heat from heavy industry can be employed to recover the energy from the heat production of a data center.
Nordland County has a surplus production of hydroelectric power and in situations where data processing / storing is relocated from less efficient locations, an energy efficient data center in Rana would aid in the reduction of overall energy consumption.
Hosting and co-hosting are some of the areas that we are planning to implement as a part of our "Campus" project due 2019. As of now we do not offer traditional hosting in our current cloud sites.
If You are considering cloud hosting as a low cost alternative then we can help You with setting up Your services in our cloud.
Please contact us if You have any interest in this and we will get back to You with updated information as soon as possible.
Access to the internet is more and more important for the development of the more remote regions.
Good internet connections are the lifeblood of entrepreneurs that would like to work in the digital work-space without having to move from their home. Internet and video communication enables services empowering remote working and decentralized teams, thus making it possible to be fully digitized even when living in North-Norway.
Mo i Rana is a regional net - hub with fiber cables connecting from all points of the compass.
However the regional net infrastructure in North-Norway is not optimal and we are participating with other partners in order to work toward a better regional infrastructure for the future.
Arctic Circle Data Center (ACDC) has participated in several projects aiming to improve various aspects of the net-infrastructure.
ACDC has supported Mo Industrial Park (MIP) and Midgardsormen AS in their work towards connecting to one of the upcoming sub sea cables with a possible connection to North-Norway.
More information can be found here (Norwegian)
Together with other parties ACDC has been working towards improving the regional net - routing through several reports that have analyzed possible bottlenecks and solutions towards an improved net - flow.
This is an ongoing project with possible benefits for the entire North - Norwegian and Nordic Region.
Arctic Circle Data Center aim to support our customers in transforming digitally and utilizing the opportunities within the newest technologies.
Internet of Things, robotization, Industry 4.0, Big Data, Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented realities are all concepts that can and will influence the future market for most industries. We want to ensure that our customers have access to the digital resources that they need in order to stay competitive while focusing on their core businesses.
We are involved in several digitalization projects in order to improve on current operations as well as trying out new technology and processes for the future.
No matter what industry you are in; metal, production, aquaculture or technological new disruptive technology open up new possibilities, we offer cost effective tools so that you can strengthen the competitiveness of your business.
Let us know of Your needs and requests and we will try to find a solution together, contact us through one of our many contact points and we will get back to you.
Arctic Circle Data Center is working towards establishing a dedicated data center campus in Mo Industrial Park.
This will enable us to meet the many requests for a regional hosting and co-hosting environment that we have had from our customers.
It will also make it possible to offer tailor made rack space and solutions for those businesses that must meet specific industry standards such as payment and fintech as well as public services or high security demands.
Our current roadmap plans for building startup in 2018 with services available from medio 2019.
Let us know if You are interested in space or services connected with this project.