CEO of Verne Global, Jeff Monroe, has recently given the company’s green data center at the Asbru Enterprise Park in Iceland his seal of approval and has expressed his happiness with its progress, and expects more data centers to be established in the country in the near future.
“We opened our doors for business and went live in the first quarter of this year. Now we are busy installing customers and continuing to grow the business in Iceland. Ultimately, our campus is capable of supporting over 100 megawatts of IT load so our plans are pretty big for the campus. I think it is going to be dependent upon customer demand and how quickly that demand flows as to how quickly we achieve that,” explained Monroe.
The data center in Iceland is the world’s first zero-emission data center powered by dual-sourced renewable energy. The data centre campus in Iceland is 100 percent carbon neutral, drawing commercial power from renewable energy sources – hydroelectric and geothermal – whilst utilising the country’s natural temperatures to provide free cooling.
Foreign companies planning on building data centers in Iceland have disappeared; however, Monroe believes that the situation in Iceland is advantageous for the data center industry and expects to see further growth.
Monroe added, “The dynamics are so attractive in Iceland that we anticipate to see additional data center companies pop up over time.”
To find out more regarding location of the renewable energy powered data center, visit www.asbru.is/english.