The Agency for Governmental IT Services is moving in
The Danish Defence was the first to move into NNIT’s extended Tier III Gold certified data center in 2020, and now the time has come for the Danish Agency for Governmental IT Services to make their big move as a result of a contract signed in the spring of 2020.
The Agency for Governmental IT has rented space at NNIT’s data center, which will be hosting some of the Agency for Governmental IT Services’ servers in the future. And with these two new tenants, NNIT has more or less sold out the newly built extension of the data center in Greater Copenhagen.
Søren Ulrich Vulff, Vice President of the Agency for Governmental IT, talks about the reason for choosing NNIT:
”We were on the lookout for a new data center to move into, where we could safely leave the operation of the facilities to others. We feel that we have found that with NNIT. Staffing, 24/7 monitoring and all the technical details are well and truly in place; and it’s a big plus that NNIT operate a data center with an eye to the green agenda and have thought about energy sourcing and consumption.”
The plan is for the Agency for Governmental IT to gradually move into the data center in Greater Copenhagen over the next couple of months. The first server cabinets are already in place, and cables are being traced, but the move must done at a slow pace:
”It will be a long gradual move, because we need to make sure we can maintain a stable operation while we move. We are dependent on certain service windows, which must be timed, so realistically we won’t finish until the summer of 2022,” Søren Ulrich Vulff adds.
The Danish Defence, the Agency for Digitisation and the Agency for Governmental IT
For NNIT, it is a great pleasure to be able to welcome yet another big, public player:
”In NNIT, we’re very excited to welcome the Agency for Governmental IT as a customer, because it is yet another confirmation that we have built a very nice and robust data center. Having the Danish Defence, the Agency for Digitisation and now the Agency for Governmental IT as tenants is firm testament that it makes sense for NNIT to operate a Danish data center, including the security and legal aspects that come with it,” recounts Lars Andersen, Vice President, NNIT Public & Healthcare.
He adds that the cooperation leading up to the signing of the contract has been a true pleasure. And Søren Ulrich Vulff agrees: ”The Danish Building and Property Agency, the Agency for Governmental IT and NNIT have come together and worked efficiently in order to ensure a smooth move, making sure that everything was ready for our arrival at the data center on October 1, 2020. We are very pleased with that.”
About the Danish Agency for Governmental IT Services
The Agency for Governmental IT Services is responsible for operating an effective IT support service and for ensuring a high quality and consistent IT service across the Danish government.
The Agency for Governmental IT Service provides IT services to 17 ministries in the Danish Government and 123 different authorities and institutions. Their main tasks include the development and harmonization of IT in the government and providing operational support.
Sustainability in NNIT’s data centers
NNIT’s data centers run on green energy. That is, the sourced energy comes from either wind or hydro power plants. Furthermore, NNIT’s own data centers are energy efficient and have been rated well below the European PUE level of 1.6. Finally, NNIT is working on a solution to reuse surplus energy from the data centers to heat the surrounding neighborhood.