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Inside Iceland's Newest Data Center

See inside Verne Global's new data center in Iceland and find out why cold-climate countries are becoming increasingly popular data center locations.
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Modular Design

Verne Global's data center is located at a disused NATO command center in Keflavik and draws its electricity from a nearby geothermal power plant. What's more, the data center uses Iceland's cold air to keep temperatures down. Verne Global claims that it is the world's first "zero carbon" data center.

The data center uses a modular design to simplify reconfiguration, expansion and support. With "modules," data center elements can be quickly replaced or relocated.

 

Frank J. Ohlhorst is an award winning technology journalist, professional speaker, and IT business consultant with more than 25 years of experience in the technology arena. View Full Bio

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MarciaNWC
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10/18/2013 | 9:24:43 PM
re: Inside Iceland's Newest Data Center
The "man trap" security mechanism is interesting... seems a bit like something from a movie.
Drew Conry-Murray
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10/18/2013 | 9:02:44 PM
re: Inside Iceland's Newest Data Center
Did you get any details about the data center's PUE?
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