"Yandex" transferred the data center in Finland to backup power

Yandex’s data center in the Finnish town of Mäntsälä switched to backup power from diesel generators after a power outage occurred. This was reported by the press service of the company.

“The data center in Finland continues to operate. All our services are operating normally. Now we are in the process of renegotiating an agreement with an energy supplier, temporarily the data center is running on its own diesel generators,” the message quotes RIA News.

The Mäntsälä data center is one of five owned by Yandex and has been operating since 2014. Its cooling system makes it possible to use the heat from the servers to heat residential buildings, and the company itself, due to this, receives a reimbursement of part of the cost of electricity.

The local company Nivos Energia Oy is engaged in the supply of electricity for the Yandex data center, the supply comes from windmills. In early March, the Finnish energy company said that if Yandex falls under sanctions, then cooperation with it will be terminated. However, until now, he and his structures have not appeared on the sanctions lists, according to a company report on April 21.

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