Our datacenters

"With great power comes great responsibility"

Fortlax – Europe’s Fort Knox of data storage

Fortlax has three data centers, Fortlax 1 (F1) established in 2001 and Fortlax 2 (F1) established in november 2015 and Fortlax 3 (F3) that is scheduled to be up and running in the end of 2018.

The establishment of the new data center F2 means that we can offer state of the art twin data centers.two Data Centers geographically separated (8159 meters) of each other, including separate power supplies.

Fortlax 1 – F1

F1 was built in 1991 by the National Defence Radio Establishment which had operations in place until 2001. In the summer of 2004 we started Fortlax AB, whose name comes from the plant being located in Hortlax, Piteå and it’s resemblance to a fort.

The plant is one of the safest, most lavish and professional facilities for data storage and management of IT environments in the world. The property has security level 3, the highest a civilian property can get in Sweden. Server rooms consist of “vaults” inside the building completely separated from each other and the system is also approved by the National Archives for storing digital information from Government agencies.

Facts Fortlax 1:

  • Fenced property 21000 sq.m.
  • Buildings totaling 1,800 sq.m
  • Bulletproof windows
  • Section conditioned server rooms are self-compartment
  • Automatic fire extinguishing in data centers, automatic fire alarms linked to the fire department
  • Redundant dark fiber and ISP
  • Redundant uninterruptible power supply – UPS
  • Redundant backup power for heating and cooling
  • EMP Protection (electromagnetic pulse) and rose-protection (radio waves) throughout the main building and technology building

In the open part Fortlax Datacenter also have a center for representation with meeting rooms, restaurant cot, barbecue house, sauna and 20 beds (for disaster mode). The property is scenic and privately (2.5 km from the nearest houses). 12 km from Piteå city center and 60 km from Luleå Airport and 79 km from Skellefteå Airport.

Fortlax 2 – F2

F2 is built in a building previously used for cash management, and offers scalable server space up to 10 000 m². The center is run by a hundred percent renewable hydro energy from Luleå River – which in turn provides both globally competitive operating costs and exceptionally high stability.

Facts Fortlax 2:

  • Fenced property 10 000 m²
  • Building 1000 m²
  • Distance from Fortlax 1 (direct distance): 8159 meters
  • Bullet proof windows
  • Section conditioned server rooms are self-compartment
  • Automatic extinguishing in data centers, automatic fire alarms linked to the fire department.
  • Redundant dark fiber and ISP
  • Redundant uninterruptible power supply – UPS
  • Redundant backup power for heating and cooling
  • Possible capacity: 10 MW
  • Redundant dark fiber paired with Fortlax 1

Fortlax 3 – F3

The fact that BMW among other has chosen FORTLAX for Colocation and Cloud solutions is an indicator of the high standard of services and data security that fortlax offers through its two existing data centers. With yet another data center, built to the latest technology and security class, capacity is further increased. This enables Fortlax as a leading data center provider to offer its top drawer services to even more customers. Just like our previous two data centers, F1 and F2, our new data center F3 is built using the very latest technology and design so that you the customer in fact never need to give security a second thought. It will simply be there.

Facts Fortlax 3:

  • 1300 sq m in size
  • Electrical capacity 5.3 MW
  • 140 racks
  • Up to 20kW/rack
  • Electricity N+1
  • Cooling N+1
  • UPS N+1
  • PUE (Energy effectiveness) 1.1
  • Security Class 3
  • Alarm Class 3
  • Extinguishing system using VESDA and Novec 1230
  • Alarm and fire alarm connected to SOS Alarm Center
  • Heat recovery utilizing the heat from the server halls

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