About us

Protecting tomorrow’s planet by taking action today with our commitment towards green data centers and decarbonization!

AQ Compute provides green, flexible and modular data center and colocation services – powered by renewable energy.
It pursues a pan-European data center strategy and anticipates an ever-increasing demand for computing capacity with a strong focus on sustainability. Client data is hosted on sustainable infrastructure, which includes building materials, power supplies and the recovery of excess heat. Besides having ecological advantages, AQ Compute’s approach has economic advantages for its clients.

AQ Compute focuses on the European continent with an emphasis on secondary markets. Growing markets, such as the Nordics or the Iberian Peninsula, offer ideal conditions for the development and operation of sustainable data centers with excellent access to renewable energy.

To provide its clients with a wide range of locations, AQ Compute is working on entering additional markets in Europe. Its first data centers are located in Norway and Spain – with more to follow.

AQ Computes’ parent company is Aquila Group, an investment and asset development company focused on generating and managing essential assets on behalf of its clients.

 

Decarbonizing your data

Our vision is to decarbonize the colocation and data center industry across Europe.

Our mission is to be an enabler of IT decarbonization for our customers and the society, by shaking up the data center sector, by building 100% sustainable, Zero emissions state of the Art AI-ready data centers.

 

 

 

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Why we are here?

We have one planet for all time.
A planet growing more connected day by day.

We have the responsibilty to take care of it, for us and for future generations. Our higher goal is to protect our planet by taking action with our commitment towards green data centers and decarbonization.

How do we do it?

We are creating a new standard for resilient data centers, with 24/7 Net Zero operations throughout the data center life cycle. A place where clients can reach their carbon reduction policies and fulfill their ESG commitments.

What do we offer?

We are providing flexible and modular data center and colocation services, in prime locations throughout Europe powered by renewable energy.

AQ Compute in a nutshell

AQ Compute’s vision is to decarbonize the
colocation and data center industry across Europe.

Our commitment to sustainability

We have one planet for all time. A planet growing more connected day by day. We have the responsibilty to take care of it, for us and for future generations. Our higher goal is to protect our planet by taking action with our commitment towards green data centers.

In AQ Compute, everyone understands the climate issues, takes responsibility to learn the complexities, and focuses on solving the problems to alleviate the cascading impact for our clients. AQ Compute aims for a sustainable lifestyle in the data center.

“AQ Compute strives to fulfill the responsibility to make a positive impact to people and planet through our commitment to continuously improve our data center sustainability practices to deliver continuous growth and profits.” Henry Daunert, CEO, AQ Compute

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Aquila Group – a strong partner

By investing in clean energy and sustainable infrastructure, Aquila Group contributes to the global energy transition and strengthens the world’s infrastructure backbone. The company initiates, develops, and manages essential assets along the entire value chain and lifetime.

Currently, Aquila Group manages EUR 14.6 billion on behalf of institutional investors worldwide. Their primary objective is to generate performance for their clients by managing the complexity of essential assets. Aquila Group manages wind energy, solar PV and hydropower assets of 16.6 GW capacity (as at 30 September 2023).

The company has been carbon neutral since 2006 and aims to act carbon negative. Sustainability has always been part of Aquila Group’s value system and is an integral part of its investment strategies, processes, and management of its assets. The company has around 650 employees operating in 19 offices worldwide.

AQ Compute is part of Aquila Group and benefits from it’s long track record in the European renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure industry as well as from its broad expertise in establishing and managing long-term PPAs.

 

The team

Henry Daunert

Chief Executive Officer

As part of Aquila Group, we aim to operate our facilities with 100% renewable energy. This gives us a competitive advantage and enables us to participate strongly in the dynamically evolving market for computing capacity with a strong focus on sustainability. In my role as CEO, I am very much looking forward to contributing to sustainable growth in this industry together with our team.

Markus Holzer

Chairman

With the unstoppable rise of AI, the demand for data center capacity is growing exponentially. We are meeting this demand with clarity and a commitment to sustainability.

Each data center will be a reflection of our relentless pursuit of innovation, efficiency and environmental responsibility.

Andreas Myr

CEO AQ Compute Norway

We are creating data center solutions which satisfy today’s needs.

Moreover, we are not endangering the possibilities for future generations due to our dedicated focus on sustainability and the use of clean energy.

Patrick Giangrosso

Chief Commercial Officer

Because the world's data center industry needs to change. We are aware of our responsibility for the worldwide environment and culture.

AQ Compute data centers will make a decisive contribution to this.

Max Daunert

Chief Operating Officer

Our data centers are precisely designed to minimize environmental impact, embracing energy-efficient technologies and practices.

Our clients can operate their businesses in our data center space with total security and reliability while minimizing their carbon footprint.

Carl von Hessen

Chief Investment Officer

For me, AQ Compute brings together the two great strengths that Aquila Group offers.

Aquila Group is a pioneer in the investment sector. It manages a large and constantly growing portfolio of renewable energy assets and brings great expertise in the project development of sustainable infrastructure.

Stefanie Casall

Director Brand & Marketing

Passion drives us - passion for people and planet.
At AQ Compute we recognize the significant impact that data centers have on our environment. We take this responsibility seriously.

We are committed to being a powerful, honest and authentic data center brand driven by the desire to make a positive impact for our planet, and to create a future where sustainability is a way of life.

Chris Ezennaya

Chief Project Director

Our data centers are designed and built to fill real customer needs.
With flexible options according to business demands, growth, and scalability, following optimal procedures and methodologies.

We're focused on the deployment of sustainable and efficient technologies, minimizing carbon footprint.
Looking towards the already present future of our planet.

Yngve Thoresen

Project Director Nordics

We are helping to cover an ever-increasing need for data center services while carefully keeping an eye on the future and delivering the most sustainable solutions.

Being allowed to work in a multinational environment to solve both technical and environmental challenges is what makes it absolutely right for me to work at AQ Compute.

Jan Kohler

Director CEO Office & Investment Manager

For me, AQ Compute is special because of the dynamic and entrepreneurial expert team with unconventional thinking embedded in an established investment management company with direct access to renewable energy sources.

Jaime Comella

Lead Data Centre Architect

I stand for technology that serves human beings. This, for me, is an essential part of humanity’s progress.

At AQ Compute we want to build the best data centers for our clients and for society, because we believe it is the way we have to do it.

Blanca Daunert

Marketing Executive

AQ Compute is a very inspirational project with a great challenge ahead!
It offers real solutions, for the creation and maintenance of its data centers, which are 100% committed to sustainability.

In addition, as a sub-brand of Aquila Group, AQ Compute inherits its principles and values as well as its broad expertise in terms of clean energy and sustainable infrastructure. The combination of all makes AQ Compute the perfect candidate to become a leader in sustainable data centers.

Bardiya Monzavi

Marketing Executive

It’s so refreshing to work with a team who are so dedicated to creating a truly sustainable future for the data center industry and beyond.

AQ Compute enables me to place myself in a focused mindset, achieving monumental results with a world class team – for people, planet, and profit.

Geir M. Johansen

Manager Quality and Governance

AQ Compute is unique for me because of the fact that we are able to provide actual green renewable power to our data centers.

I also love to work in a great multinational teamwork spirit across trades and competence areas.

Patricia Saenger

Marketing Associate

AQ Compute is a super motivating project with a DNA based on sustainability.
We want to create a data center brand based on sustainability and efficiency.

This is a project born out of Aquila Group, a company that manages renewable energy production and storage assets with a capacity of around 13 GW.
So, this is much more than a passing trend.

Frithjof Scheel

Investment Manager

For me personally, AQ Compute stands out by setting ambitious sustainability goals from the get-go without accepting any compromises.

Juan Jose Aizcorbe

Investment Manager

AQ Compute is a visionary force, investing in AI-ready data centers, with a high-performance team that thrives on excellence.
Anticipating client needs is our forte, providing us a unique opportunity to lead the market. We don't just adapt to change; we drive it, positioning ourselves as pioneers in shaping the future of technology.

Zhir Abdalrahman

Investment Manager

AQ Compute is not just about data centers, it is about shaping a responsible digital future with a commitment to net zero.

Being part of a team that is redefining industry standards is what I find special about AQ Compute.

Máximo Escriche

Sales Manager Iberia

Our Colocation data centers are designed with flexibility, allowing our clients to customize and optimize their infrastructure according to their unique requirements.

Together, we'll explore an integrated approach to sustainability for end-to-end digital infrastructure and take immediate action to mitigate carbon emissions in the digital world.

Steven Jiang

Senior Sales Consultant Asia

Within AQ Compute, I thrive on the excitement of driving innovation in a sustainable data center landscape, especially in the dynamic Asian market where every challenge is an opportunity.

Become a team member

Imagine a world where people are acting every minute in an environmentally friendly way as they use their smartphones or undertake some internet research. Isn’t that incredibly calming?
We at AQ Compute will make data centers and their computing capacities greener.

We are looking for people who are ready to drive our mission forward. If you are ready to share your passion and energy for our mission, please get in touch.

 

 

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