Thought Leadership and Insight from Erik Rylander, Stockholm Exergi

Erik Rylander

For this edition Datacloud spoke to Erik Rylander Head of Open District Heating and Stockholm Data Parks at Stockholm Exergi

1. Datacloud: What do you see as the future drivers for the industry?

Three trends drive the entire industry: (i) the digitization of society, including everything from streaming video to AI and IoT; (ii) the general trend of “everything as a service” and; (iii) the existential need to tackle climate change.

2. Datacloud: What regions within the Nordics do you see as primed for IT asset expansion?

All different regions have different advantages. All Nordic countries will be winners, primarily due to electricity prices, low CO2-content and the relative low importance of latency for a majority of applications.

3. Datacloud: What is one of your key goals for the next year and how do you expect to achieve it?

This year, we have seen a strong interest in the sites for heat recovery offered by Stockholm Data Parks, with multiple negotiations on-going right now. With a successful conclusion of these negotiations, we target to launch additional site during next year to continue our drive towards our over-all goal to achieve heat recovery from data centers corresponding to 10% of Stockholm’s heating need.

4. Datacloud: How can the sector help to improve society?

Data centers are the spine of the modern society. In addition to that immeasurable value-add, data centers can also play a key role in managing climate change and assisting the electrical grid with frequency and capacity support services as we are moving to a more distributed and intermittent energy system.

Erik Rylander Stockholm Data Parks together with Data Centers by Sweden will be at the Datacloud Nordic 2018 congress in Copenhagen November 20th. Meet them there