ONCE UPON A TIME...
No, this is no fairy tale - even though the thought of being able to take advantage of the Arctic resources with clean, recyclable energy and natural cooling to deliver first class data center and cloud services seemed like a story from a galaxy far, far away - at startup of the company in February 2014.
The company was one of many startups originating from Incubator Helgeland and was the result of a feasibility study done with the support of the regional administration of Nordland in 2013.
In the beginning many different venues were examined before deciding to develop our own open source based cloud solution. Arctic Circle Data Center have also participated in several different projects.
By autumn 2017 we started building our own "Hyperscale sized to miniscale" cloud sites with Open Compute and OpenStack at the core. We opened up core services for pilot customers on the 23 of april 2018. The Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Torbjørn Røe Larsen officially opened our cloud infrastructure at the 27th of september 2018.
See video of the opening below (In Norwegian)
During the autumn of 2018 we worked on technical upgrades and added new services. By first quarter of 2019 we have started commercial operations. We are proud to say that we have made something that is unique in the Nordic countries by combining our hardware with open source software solutions to make a safe, transparent and affordable cloud solution from the Arctic.
We are currently planning even further expansion with our plans for our full size data center: Arctic Circle Data Campus
The story continues...