Newly built data center in Iceland announces three new clients

Verne Global, a leading Iceland data center provider, has announced that the three new clients at its newly opened data center, located at the Asbru Enterprise Park in Keflavik, Iceland, are carbon-neutral service provider GreenQloud, leading game developer CCP Games, and IT service provider Opin Kerfi.

GreenQloud, the carbon-neutral service provider, has chosen the Verne Global data center to host its services due to the data center being situated perfectly between the European and North America markets.

The creator of the EVE Online virtual world, CCP Games, chose Verne Global based on the site’s renewable power grid and strategic location between its two primary markets. Furthermore, a key factor is Verne Global’s ability to offer fixed power pricing for extended contracts.

“The primary reason for selecting Verne Global above all other alternative sites were the availability and predictability of power and the option of securing long-term price guarantees at attractive price levels,” explained CCP’s IT Director, Ingvar Bjarnason.

IT service provider Opin Kerfi is taking space in the data center for its hosting requirements as it has been selected as Verne Global’s preferred systems integrator.

“Our rich history, dedicated IT support team and established relationships with leading solution providers such as HP, Microsoft, Cisco and others will help ensure that Verne Global’s customers have the support needed to succeed,” mentioned Gunnar Gudjonsson, CEO of Opin Kerfi.

The new data center uses Iceland’s vast supply of hydroelectric and geothermal energy, and also takes advantage of the country’s cool climate, which allows for free cooling all year round. Modular specialist Colt customised the data center’s hall design, equipping it with cooling modules that allow to cool servers using air from outside the data center.

For further details about the Iceland data center and the Asbru Enterprise Park, visit http://asbru.is/english/.

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