Jeff Monroe, CEO of the UK-based developer of power conscious data centre campuses Verne Global, has recently expressed has satisfaction of the company’s green data centre at the Asbru Enterprise Park in Iceland, and expects more data centres to be established in the country in the near future.
The data centre in Iceland is the world’s first zero-emission data centre 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.
“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,” stated Monroe.
Despite the slight decrease in the amount of foreign companies planning on building data centres in Iceland, Monroe believes that the situation in Iceland is advantageous for the data centre industry and expects to see an increase sometime soon.
Monroe added, “The dynamics are so attractive in Iceland that we anticipate to see additional data centre companies pop up over time.”
To learn more about the location of the renewable energy powered data centre, visit www.asbru.is/english.