1. Iceland woos microsoft for part of $41 billion data market: tech- bloomberg news

    Iceland woos microsoft for part of $41 billion data market: tech- bloomberg news

    On the southwestern tip of Iceland, housed in a former NATO air command base, a new data center is waiting to host the world’s information.

    Tapping into a ready supply of geothermal energy and cool temperatures, Bjorgolfur Thor Bjorgolfsson, Iceland’s first billionaire and the former owner of one of its largest failed banks, is turning to the elements to attract customers to store data on the island and capture a slice of a $41 billion market.

    Helgi Helgason, senior facility manager at Verne Global, walks past security units housing computer equipment used for data storage at the company's center in Keflavik. Photographer: Arnaldur Halldorsson/Bloomberg

    At full capacity, the campus can accommodate the equivalent amount of computer power generated in Cannes on the French Riviera. Photographer: Arnaldur Halldorsson/Bloomberg

    So far, Verne’s customers include Datapipe Inc., a Jersey City, New Jersey-based provider of disaster-recovery services, and ...

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