Data Center & Cloud

Andy Long


Andy Long Hydro66 NDBS

Andy has over 20 years experience in telecoms and finance in sales, business development and management. Prior to Hydro66 he worked at BSkyB, Easynet, Fisher Investments and AllianceBernstein. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh.

Shipping photons, not electrons – building a rule breaking European Data Centre

With the cost of power and bandwidth rapidly diverging in opposite directions it now makes logical, financial and environmental sense to optimize your DC location based on long term power availability. Andy Long from Hydro66 shares his team’s experiences building a data centre from scratch in the Node Pole region of Sweden. How far can cold climates and power grid resilience replace traditional active cooling and power protection systems?