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ICELAND - The Natural Location for Data Centers
The recent volcanic eruption has placed Iceland in the world's spotlight and provided a welcome opportunity for a critical examination of Iceland's proposition for Data Centre operations.
Iceland has clear advantages that make it the Natural Location for Data Centres and as the key issues of power availability, rising energy costs and the need for carbon reduction all grow in importance daily, shrewd operators who choose to locate their Data Centre in Iceland very quickly learn that
- Iceland can solve their power/energy supply problems
- Iceland provides scope for future growth free from power constraints
- Iceland provides considerable financial savings on Energy Costs
- Iceland provides a genuine green solution with no compromise, no need for carbon trade-offs
- Iceland provides a secure location, well connected to both Europe and North America
It is understandable that concerns were raised over seismic activity, concerns which prominent Data Centre experts have examined and dismissed (see Ron Bowman, Tishman Technologies) stressing that proper siting of data centres will prove reliable and that the natural due diligence practised in Iceland is, as a rersult of the seismic envirnonment, considerably more stringent than in most other locations.
Once the FACTS are known about what Iceland has to offer Data Centre operations, locating a Data Centre in Iceland becomes a no brainer. Examine the arguments and you will find that it makes genuine, financial, operational, environmental and social sense to locate a data centre here.
Iceland wishes to welcome the world's Data Centres, to share these potential benefits with all.
For more information contact:
Partner - Green Data Island
+44 7549 172677