SP Spotlight: A discussion on operating a highly efficient OCP cloud infrastructure using the lowest cost renewable energy in the EU.

Luleå, Sweden is synonymous with amazing natural resources and the largest city in the Swedish Lapland.  It’s also home to a thriving tech community and several OCP members including Hydro66, Facebook, the Research Institute of Sweden (RISE) and the Boden Project.

This week’s SP Spotlight centers on Hydro66 who has been an OCP Community member since 2019 and the first OCP Ready™certified data center in the nordics.  The team at Hydro66 embody the OCP tenets of openness, impact, scale and efficiency by operating a highly efficient cloud infrastructure using the lowest cost renewable energy in the EU.

I had the opportunity to chat with Hydro66’s Andy Long, Strategic Advisor, and Paul Morrison, Chief Commercial Officer.  We discuss how enterprises should view efficiency when choosing a data center, the momentum behind Circular Economy and more.

View Hydro66’s OCP Ready™ Data Center on the OCP Marketplace here.

View Hydro66’s website here (CSE:SIX) (OTCQB:HYHDF)

Audio Interview with Hydro66 - to listen to the interview click here

Andy Long - Strategic Advisor for Hydro66

Andy has over 25 years experience in telecoms and finance in sales, business development and management. He was responsible for leading the commercial launch and build of Hydro66 and continues to advise on strategy. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh.


Paul Morrison - Chief Commercial Officer for Hydro66

Paul has worked in transformative roles for Easynet, Sky and Fox Interactive Media. He led the commercial discussion on behalf of Easynet with Sky, leading to a $350m acquisition in 2006. Following working on a £30m telecoms and data center synergies program, Paul relocated from London to Los Angeles to work on a 3-year global data center consolidation project within News Corp. Paul co-founded Hydro66 in 2014 with former Easynet colleagues.