Inside Iceland's Newest Data Center, October 18, 2013 See inside Verne Global's new data center in Iceland and find out why cold-climate countries are becoming increasingly popular data center locations.
I found that access security measures made getting into Verne Global's data center a chore. Verne Global has been able to leverage some of the remnants of the base's Cold War-era security techniques to prevent physical intrusions. Physical security should always be a primary consideration for data centers. The above image shows one of the first phases of physical security, a vehicle trap. The idea is that unauthorized vehicles cannot access the site and are blocked by physical barriers.