SOURCE: Advania


May 08, 2013 10:25 ET

Opera Software Expands Operations at Advania's Green Data Center in Iceland

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND--(Marketwired - May 8, 2013) - Advania, leading Nordic Information Technology (IT) company and owner of Thor Data Center in Iceland, recently signed an agreement with Opera Software for the expansion of its operations in Advania's green data center in Iceland. The new agreement continues the ongoing buildup at the data center with a near doubling of Opera's current capacity.

Opera Software uses the data center to facilitate web browsing for more than 230 million Opera Mini users around the world. Already more than half of Iceland's Internet traffic runs through the Advania Thor Data Center, and this expansion is set to increase this traffic even further.

Opera Software was one of the first companies to seize the opportunity represented by Iceland's affordable green energy and free cooling. This allows for an extremely efficient operation while still maintaining harmony with the environment since there are no carbon emissions from Iceland's energy production.

Anthony Nichols, VP, IT Operations at Opera Software, explained, "We are pleased to be able to continue on the road of environmental responsibility in Iceland, especially since this allows us to expand our capacity to serve our customers whilst keeping our low carbon footprint intact." 

Gestur G. Gestsson, CEO of Advania, said, "It's very important for us to have the continued trust of Opera Software and to be able to support the company with its continued success. Advania aims to be a trusted business partner who supports clients in their work, ensuring that their operations are second to none. This business partnership is built for the long haul."

Advania covers all aspects of information technology, offering customers integrated services in software, consulting, hardware, IT operations, hosting and data center services. The company's data center is arguably the world's greenest data centers as all of the energy used at the site is generated from renewable sources and less energy is used for cooling due to the natural cool climate in Iceland.

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