This month saw the launch of Iceland’s bid to become an international data hub. The new Verne Global data centre was the main feature of the event, but there is already a shared data centre in Iceland – Thor.
Launched in 2010, Thor originally used standard shipping containers, from AST Modular, but has moved towards a “modular” approach, which based on a shell that can contain a space that mimics the look and feel of a conventional data centre.
Thor is on the road from Reykjavik to the airport, and TechWeekEurope knows its people well, so we paid a visit there on our way home from the trip organised by Verne.
Although technically rivals, the two data centres are not at daggers drawn. The two actually share some customers (GreenQloud is in both) and definitely share a mission. They think organisations in Europe and America should ship their data to ...