Grand Opening 10th of May

Lefdal Mine Datacenter will officially open on the 10th of May. Together with our technology partners Rittal and IBM, we have developed a unique data center design. The cooperation has resulted in one of Europe’s most cost effective, secure, green and flexible data center facilities. The size of the facility and the modular design also introduces a leading edge scalable solution.

Norway has a strong value proposition, and the Norwegian Government has recognized the possibility of establishing Norway as a preferred DC location for International operators. At the ceremony, the Government will be represented by the Minister of Petroleum and Energy.

IBM and Rittal are two global companies with market-leading products in the datacenter industry. Lefdal Mine Datacenter, IBM and Rittal share the same vision for the future solutions for the DC industry. The shared competence and the aggregated benefits has led to a shift of paradigm – the industrialization of data centers.

Amongst the specially invited guests are Government representatives, industry leaders and Global IT companies contributing to the ecosystem as partners, customers and potential customers.

Racks for IT containers

The first racks for IT containers have been installed and are ready for operation.

The width of the streets allows placement of containers on both side of the street with a transportation route in the middle. The height of the streets is 17 m and the containers are racked in 3 heights.

Using container-based solutions provides a rational production remotely, quick installation in the facility and the equipment can easily be replaced or moved.

The facility has special designed electrical vehicle that handle up to 30 tons fully loaded IT containers.

Underground data halls

The first panel based data hall has been installed.

The data halls are designed by Rittal and are 12 meter wide, 4 meters tall and variable in length. 30 to 70 meters, or 360 to 840 m2 raised floor.

Time to market is 6 to 8 weeks for the building itself. It can either be bought directly or leased as “raised floor”.  Minimum floor space for leasing is 25 m2, but smaller space can be leased through one of the existing MSP’s having space in the facility.

LMD use water for cooling allowing up to 50 KW/rack using LCP (liquid cooling packages). In the data hall one can choose between LCP, Zucs or CRAH depending on density required.

LMD exhibits – CeBIT 2017

The CeBIT 2017, which will take place in Hannover from March 20 to 24, will under the motto “d! economy – no limits” shed light on opportunities and challenges of the digital transformation of economy and society. The event gathers 200.000 participants and is one of the most important technology fairs in Europe.

LMD will exhibit in Hall 4 together with Rittal and other selected partners. We hope to see you there!

ISO 14001:2015 certification

Lefdal Mine Datacenter is now ISO 14001:2015 certified. The certification has been done by Teknologisk Institutt.

ISO 14001:2015 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system.

It maps out the framework for our organization to set up an effective environmental management system, and provides practical tools to manage our environmental responsibilities

Using ISO 14001:2015 gives assurance to company management and employees, as well as customers and external stakeholders, that environmental impact is being measured and improved.

Lefdal Mine Datacenter is now in the process of certification for ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013 and Uptime Tier III.

Network – Meet-me rooms

The first 10 Gbps line between the meet-me rooms in Lefdal Mine Datacenter and Frankfurt is now in operation.

First IT container in place

The first IT container has arrived at the facility. The container is produced by Rittal, and is ordered for one of the customers going live in May 2017.

When arriving at the facility, the containers are moved on to our specially designed electrical vehicle. The vehicle can handle up to 40 ton, and transports the containers to the designated are in the facility.

LMD expands phase 1 of build out from 25 to 45 MW

Lefdal Mine Datacenter recently decided to increase the build out of phase 1 from 25 to 45 MW. The planned backbone of the cooling infrastructure and the usable floor space has been expanded accordingly.

This means a prolonging of the construction process, moving the opening of the facility to May 2017.

The picture shows the first pipes lowered into place.