New Yandex Finnish data center to enjoy cool climate and trim costs

New Yandex Finnish data center to enjoy cool climate and trim costsRussian search giant Yandex is getting ready to build a data center in neighboring Finland, its third such facility outside Russia.

Russian search giant Yandex is getting ready to build a data center in neighboring Finland, its third such facility outside Russia, East-West Digital News, the international resource on Russian digital industries, reported earlier this week, citing Russian business daily Vedomosti. The project is slated to break ground in August on an 8-hectare parcel 60km north of Helsinki that Yandex purchased from the M?nts?l? municipality for 1.5 million euros, Tatyana Komarova of Yandex?s press service said in an exchange with Vedomosti. This is a way of minimizing infrastructure costs in a friendlier investment environment, Komarova explained: with its proximity to Russia, reasonable land and electricity costs, ?precisely? the kind of Nordic climate to properly cool servers, ready-to-use infrastructure and pledges of support from local authorities, Yandex found the area an ?optimal site? for the data center, which will employ 50 full-time staff...