When it comes to data centers, cold is all the rage.
With service providers establishing cloud-enabling data centers all over the world, it’s clear that cold-weather sites have moved front-and-center as attractive locations.
From Iceland’s growing status as a home for new and expanding data centers to Facebook’s recently opened Sweden facility and, most recently, Microsoft’s plans to build a $250 million data center in Finland, companies are finding many reasons to locate data centers in icy locales.
Even a place like Utah, which straddles the line between mountainous cold-weather regions and scorching high-desert environments, has been trying to capitalize on the trend with online ads that target data center operators by declaring, “Utah is a lot cooler than you think.”
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