Tet has formally opened its sixth data centre in Riga, Latvia after expanding capacity by 60 racks. The company had previously announced an investment of $1.6 million in its data centres in January, including the 60-rack expansion of its Riga-based 1.4MW Dattum data centre.
Latvia is currently experiencing rapid growth in both data centres and the cloud, the country is also a cloud exporter. The company exports 75 per cent of its data centre services to customers outside the country. Inside the country, 20 per cent of Latvian businesses that do not use data centre services yet are planning to start doing so.
“ICT has become one of Latvia’s top export industries, and it is undoubtedly one of the fastest-growing in Latvia,” Uldis Tatarčuks, CEO at Tet, said. “Our data centre market share in the country is 30 per cent, and it is increasing every year.”
The company began its data centre operations in 2000, with a 20 rack facility in Riga, and now has 400 racks in six data centres.