Building new data center for elections in Norway

In 2009 the Parliament decided resonsibility for opration of the new election system should be under democratic control. For the pilot in 2011 it was decided to use Brønnøysundregistrene (owned by the ministry of trade) as as a data center. After the elections in 2011 Brønnøysundregistrene decided not to have external custommers and the ministy decided to build its own data center. A new team for operations was hired, including one of the responsible for the 2011 election in Brønnøysundregistrene. The team designed a 4 site data-center for high availability end high security protection against hackers and d-dos attacks. This new data-center was first used for the parliament election in 2013 and served internet-voting, and all 19 counties and 428 municipalities, and also used for the 2015 election.