Your pictures give my home warmth
The days are getting cooler and just last month the leaves of the trees brought joy for us. In some places we have already enjoyed the, always so magical, first snow. Winter is here. I have admired first the stunning images of autumn splendor and now the images of ice crystals that my friends have shared in different channels. Some have even shared their memories from previous years. Do you remember what the winter was like five years ago?
We are constantly producing various kinds of information on a variety of channels and systems. Information must be stored somewhere. Since nimbus don’t actually have the ability to keep data (at least not yet), the cloud service is in fact physically located somewhere. The cloud of information can be found in the data center. We have many datacenters in Finland also, but in Mäntsälä is located one very special. What makes it special? Yandex's data center stores pictures, memories and other data that warm homes in Mäntsälä.
Yandex's data center generates 1000 stove worth heat per second. The heat, generated by images and memories, is collected by Yandex and we at Nivos transfer it to district heating network and houses in Mäntsälä. Recycling of heat is a real eco-efficiency, as the carbon dioxide emissions of our district heat have fallen by some 40%. Also our clients love it: we have been able to reduce the price of district heating twice!
Nivos and Yandex were the first in the world to utilize and recycle the data center's heat to this extent. So we can say with pride that your pictures give my home warmth.
Now you can peek into Yandex datacenter and see how we do it together. This is also a memory that keeps us warm.