SOURCE: Landsvirkjun


January 21, 2014 06:25 ET

Forbes Custom: Showcasing Iceland's Green Data Centers

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2014) -   Forbes Custom is currently showcasing Iceland's green data centers as part of its spotlight for January. The online publication is highlighting the potential factors that green data centers provide for the planet and for businesses.

According to the article published by Forbes Custom, titled 'Today's Green Data Center', deciding where to establish a data center around low energy consumption and using renewable power sounds challenging.

However, Verne Global's data center campus in Keflavik, Iceland, is powered entirely by hydro, geothermal and onshore wind renewable sources and is 100% cooled by the air outside. Companies in Europe and North America are now starting to find this to be an optimal location for their data center activities.

Since opening the first data center facility module in January 2012, capacity has doubled by September 2013, with this growth expecting to continue throughout 2014.

It was also noted that due to the country's renewable sources and unique location, Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland, and Verne Global can offer a 15-year visibility into energy pricing, something that is unheard of in today's global energy markets.

"As the size and complexity of data centers increase, the long-term security of the power supply offered in Iceland becomes even more compelling than the environmental qualities of the renewable power production," explained Bjorgvin Sigurdsson, EVP of Marketing and Business Development at Landsvirkjun.

In addition to the online article, 'Today's Green Data Center' will also be published in the Forbes magazine, and will be distributed at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2014 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland 22nd-25th January.

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