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A Finnish data center option enabled for shared hosting customers

Finland data center - map overviewWith the new Ficolo data center in Finland, ResellersPanel will be offering a much better hosting coverage in the North of Europe and Asia.

The facility is located 200 km north of Finland’s capital city, Helsinki, in an underground tunnel network, which was originally intended for the Finnish Defence Forces.

It offers highest levels of connectivity and data security, and is ideal for customers from Northern & Central Europe and Russia.

Why host in Finland?

Finland has become an internationally acclaimed location for new data centers because of the favourable hosting climate it offers for your and your customers’ sites.

This is ensured by a handful of factors, among them a disaster-proof geographical location, legislative transparency, affordable (green) energy prices, energy efficiency, fast and competitively priced telecommunication connections, etc.

Hosting conditions in the Ficolo Data Center

The Ficolo data center offers great colocation services with an accent on flexibility. This has allowed our administrators to achieve a good balance between in-house management and outsourcing while implementing our custom cloud hosting platform in our colocated server space there:

Finland data center - server setup in colocation space

Energy Efficiency

The Ficolo data center is located in a naturally cool network of underground tunnels, which scales down the amount of energy needed for cooling purposes and improves energy efficiency. Also, the electricity used by the data center is 100% generated by wind power, which contributed to the high rating it was given by Greenpeace in their energy consumption report from 2013:

Finland data center - energy efficiency

Perfect Connectivity Conditions

The Ficolo data center has direct connections to major fiber-optic network operators like TeliaSonera, Elisa and DNA.

It is a member of RIPE NIC – the Regional Internet Registry for Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia, and uses IP transit services from key Finnish carriers.

The Internet connections within the country are routed directly to the end customer through the operator’s network.

For international users, the traffic is routed optimally through international Internet gateways.

Finland data center - connectivity

Maximum Data Security

The Ficolo data center offers a full range of first-class data security solutions including:

>> Physical security for the colocation space (CCTV surveillance, mantraps, onsite security personnel);

>> Network-level data security solutions like firewalls and other; industry’s best practices in network design and redundancy;

Finland data center - connectivity

Apart from having a favorable geographical location, the Finnish data center also offers an attractive vision, which may help you draw more visitors.

Here is a nice video overview of the facility, which will help you add a catchy tint to your marketing campaign:

For now, the Finnish data center option is only available to shared hosting customers. We’ll soon enable it for semi-dedicated servers as well. We’ll keep you posted!


Originally published Friday, November 14th, 2014 at 5:10 pm, updated November 18, 2014 and is filed under Web Hosting Platform.

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