Do you know where in the world you can find the lowest cost solution for placing data centers? The answer is Iceland.
Data center (a.k.a. server farm) is a location for web hosting servers. Data centers are designed in such a way that they are secured well to house data. They are also maintained with a strong supporting infrastructure to sustain the environment.
Data centers are important, but the impact to the environment is even surpassing their importance. Do you remember this recent study on data centers?
Data centers produce higher gas emissions than the countries of Argentina and the Netherlands and are projected to surpass the airline industry as carbon emitters by 2020, according to a new study by McKinsey Company (mckinsey.com).
A very disastrous impact on the environment, indeed.
As the need for web hosting increases, the pressure to build more data centers are also mounting. Investors who care about the environmental issues are looking for ways to build a data centers. Some of them are finally come to a solution: To build a data center in Iceland.
Iceland Its probably not one of the places where people are eager to live in, but this is not the case for data centers.
Iceland has a unique weather and environmental conditions, as well as supporting infrastructure that render itself as the ideal place to host data centers.
One major perk Iceland offers as a data center solution is the weather Iceland has a year-round cold weather, so there you go: Free, natural, servers cooling for 365 days a year.
The company offering a data center solution in Iceland is Verne Global.
About Verne Global:
Verne Global is a wholesale data center developer based in Keflavik, Iceland, and Washington, D.C. The company is a joint venture between Novator and General Catalyst Partners. Our mission is to develop data centers in optimized geographic areas that offer the best total cost of ownership (TCO) and 100% renewable power without a price premium VerneGlobal.com
Verne Global is a green data center Some features they offer: Low electricity rates guaranteed for up to 20 years, 100% carbon neutral, architectural flexibility, design and construction centered around LEED Gold standards (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,) and of course, the 365 days of free servers cooling.
Expanding web hosting providers that care enough to go green can definitely place their data in the green data center.