1. Articles in category: Geothermal

    73-96 of 175 « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 »
    1. Land of Vikings and modular data centers

      Land of Vikings and modular data centers
      Verne Global built in Iceland where it is being hailed as a pioneer. Also revealed is a deepening relationship with Colt 20 March 2012 by Ambrose McNevin - DatacenterDynamics Print The Vikings got there first though Colt's data center arrived in a bigger boat It is just a few minutes down the road from the Keflavik International Airport in Iceland towards the capital Reykjavik that, if you look carefully, you w
      Read Full Article
    2. Inside an Icelandic datacentre

      Inside an Icelandic datacentre

      ZDNet UK visited Iceland in February to see how Colt's modular datacentre design fared after being shipped to a remote country and installed in an ex-NATO military base for Verne Global. Initially, Verne Global's facility is using one Colt module. This consumes around 1.5MW of power, ZDNet UK understands. The site has a substation that can supply up to 60MW of power, and the company has secured guaranteed low-cost electricity from Icelandic utility Landsvirkjun for the next 20 years. State-owned Landsvirkjun is able to provide Verne Global with 100-percent 'green' electricity, as it generates power from renewable hydroelectric and geothermal sources native to Iceland.

      Read Full Article
    3. The Renewable Energy Behind Iceland’s Data Centre Bid: In Pictures

      The Renewable Energy Behind Iceland’s Data Centre Bid: In Pictures

      Iceland’s bid to be a data hub is all about energy. It generates surplus electricity from renewable sources, allowing its utilities to offer very competitive prices. Geothermal and hydroelectric power provide a steady baseload, giving data centres guaranteed power, and long-term pricing agreements. TechWeekEurope‘s visit to Iceland included two sustainable power plants, shown here in pictures. Iceland has used hydroelectricity for many years, and the state power utility, Landsvirkjun, apologised for taking us round one of the oldest – Irafoss on the Sog river. 

      Read Full Article
    4. Iceland’s carbon-neutral data center opens for business

      Iceland’s carbon-neutral data center opens for business

      Beth Bacheldor is a freelance writer and editor with more than 20 years' experience, with much of that time covering the high-tech and IT industries. She has worked for numerous publications covering nearly every type of business technology, including IT ...

      Read Full Article
    5. Iceland’s Thor Data Centre: In Pictures

      Iceland’s Thor Data Centre: In Pictures

      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 ...

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Iceland Europe Oracle
    6. Q&A: Jeff Monroe, CEO of Verne Global

      Q&A: Jeff Monroe, CEO of Verne Global

      Verne Global recently opened the doors on its new data center in Keflavik, Iceland, which is powered entirely by renewable energy. Working with modular specialist Colt, Verne Global was able to create a 500 square meter (5,400 square foot) data center in four months. The data center hall consists of 37 modules that were built in the UK and then shipped to Iceland, where they were assembled into a completed data center. We recently had an email question-and-answer with Verne CEO Jeff Monroe about the process of bringing this facility into production.

      Data Center Knowledge: Verne Global announced its project in 2008. Despite some challenges along the way, you persevered and have begun installing tenants. What were the keys to getting the project completed?

      Read Full Article
    7. Zero Carbon Footprint Data Center from Verne Global and Colt Industries

      Zero Carbon Footprint Data Center from Verne Global and Colt Industries

      Rakesh Dogra February 14, 2012 No Comments » Location is important for the data center as well. Critical factors like energy efficiency and reliability and zero carbon footprint can be fostered even more by choosing a location that delivers power availability and ambient temperatures. Keeping in mind these requirements, Iceland is coming up in a big way indeed. The country offers ample amount of space, scope for economic de

      Read Full Article
    8. Iceland promotes clean-energy data centers

      Iceland promotes clean-energy data centers

      by Staff Writers Keflavik, Iceland (UPI) Feb 13, 2012 disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only Icelandic officials say they are tapping the country's abundance of green energy resources to establish it as a global player in data storage center industry. Ossur Skarpheoinsson, Iceland's minister of Foreign Affairs, last week hailed the opening of a second new "green" data center in the country to be powered completely by geothermal and hydroel

      Read Full Article
    9. Iceland promotes clean-energy data centers

      Iceland promotes clean-energy data centers
      February 13, 2012 | Filed under: Business | Posted by: OM Team KEFLAVIK, Iceland, Feb. 13 (UPI) — Icelandic officials say they are tapping the country’s abundance of green energy resources to establish it as a global player in data storage center industry. Iceland geothermal facilities near Grindavík, May 2005. PD Ossur Skarpheoinsson, Iceland’s minister of Foreign Affairs, last week hailed the opening of a second new “green” data center in the country
      Read Full Article
    10. Verne Global Officially Opens Green Data Center in Iceland

      Verne Global Officially Opens Green Data Center in Iceland
      February 10, 2012 -- - IT services firm Verne Global announced this week it has officially opened its first data center in Reykjanesbær, formerly a US Naval Air Station, just west of Reykjavik, Iceland. The 1,640 square foot data center, whose cost is estimated at $700 million, sits on 45 acres of land.
      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Iceland Europe Cisco
    11. Verne Global's Icelandic Data Centre: In Pictures

      Verne Global's Icelandic Data Centre: In Pictures

      Verne Global’s Icelandic Data Centre: In Pictures Cooled by the outside air and powered by renewable energy, the data centre in Verne’s warehouse is made from modules On February 10, 2012 by Peter Judge 0 Colt’s big idea with its modular data centres is to make conventional data centres – but really quickly, delivering them on site in four months. Verne Global’s data centre at Keflavik, Iceland is the first modular data centre which Colt has built for an external customer, and the first it has s

      Read Full Article
    12. New Centre Bids To Establish Iceland As Data Hub

      New Centre Bids To Establish Iceland As Data Hub

      Verne Global’s data centre in Keflavik, Iceland, has opened with a handful of initial customers and an upgraded level of network support from partner Colt. The Keflavik centre, announced in September, has dual sources of renewable energy, and its first customers include cloud provider GreenQloud and CCP Gaming, the Iceland-based maker of the popular EVE Online game. Telecoms firm Colt, which built the data centre, has increased its commitment to Iceland, by installing a point of presence (PoP) in the site and announcing plans for a redundant ring between Iceland, Amsterdam and London.

      Read Full Article
    13. New Tenants for Verne’s Modular Colo in Iceland

      New Tenants for Verne’s Modular Colo in Iceland

      Has Iceland arrived as a data center destination? Today marked a coming-out party for the leading player in the nascent Iceland data center market, as Verne Global unveiled its new “modular colo” data center in Keflavik, along with three new tenants. Today’s event for analysts and media also served as a showcase for the use of modular designs to rapidly deploy data center space in remote locations with vast sources of renewable power. Working with modular specialist Colt, Verne Global was able to create a 500 square meter (5,400 square foot) data center in four months. The data center hall consists of 37 modules that were built in the UK and then shipped to Iceland, where they were assembled into a completed data center.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Iceland Europe Cisco
    14. Thor Data Center Bought by Iceland’s Skyrr

      Thor Data Center Bought by Iceland’s Skyrr
      Iceland’s Thor Data Center has been acquired by Skyrr, one of Iceland’s largest IT service providers, he companies said today. Thor provides modular data center services to customers including Opera Software. Skyrr is based in Iceland but also has a solid position in the Nordic markets through its subsidiaries abroad in Norway and Sweden. Skýrr offers integrated services in software, consulting, hardware, IT operations and hosting. “We have been looking into developing a data centre here in Iceland for a while now as there are so many great opportunities in this field, especially in foreign markets,” said Gestur G. Gestsson, the CEO of Skýrr. “We expect that Thor Data Center will help bring in foreign currency and contribute to the overall development of the country’s economy.
      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Iceland Norway AST
    15. Could Solar Power Be More Than Window Dressing?

      Could Solar Power Be More Than Window Dressing?
      Solar power has been only capable of producing a small part of data centre energy needs, but this may change, says Peter Judge Solar power has always seemed a good long term bet for renewable energy. After all, pretty much every single Joule of energy we use on the planet comes from the sun originally The sun’s energy is caught by plants, which make fuels, either through the long process of fossilisation producing oil and gas, or by directly producing wood, or man-made ethanol to burn. Animals’ energy comes from plants, and the sun drives the water cycle which produces hydro-electric energy. Nuclear power uses energy stored from older suns where the heavier elements are made. Geothermal energy does include energy originating on earth – it is the heat of the earth’s core, but it is maintained at that temperature by radioactive decay inside the earth.
      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Peter Judge
    16. Emerald plans new cloud cable to the US

      Emerald plans new cloud cable to the US
      US-based startup Emerald Networks has joined a race to build the first new transatlantic telecommunication cable since 2003, linking Ireland and Iceland to North America. It hopes to lay the USD 300m transatlantic telecoms cable by 2013. The initiative could bring hundreds to jobs to the country with Co Mayo, where the cable will make landfall, receiving a particular boost. Taoiseach Enda Kenny has unveiled the project, heralding it as a big step in the government's ambition to make Ireland a global hub for cloud computing. "This will give great connectivity around the whole country, which is vitally important for attracting high tech investment in the future," government spokesman Tom McLoughlin said. Demand for remote data centres is increasing, boosted by the rising trend of so-called cloud computing, where information is stored and processed at massive remote data centres.
      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Iceland Europe Norway
    17. Ireland/Iceland Atlantic cable aims for data jobs

      Ireland/Iceland Atlantic cable aims for data jobs
      DUBLIN, UK: Ireland and Iceland are seeking to fuel their hard-hit economies and exploit their position on the western edge of Europe with new data centers to be connected via a new, $300 million transatlantic telecoms cable by 2013. Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny unveiled the project -- which Ireland hopes will help in its ambition in becoming a global hub for cloud computing -- on Thursday at Dublin Castle. Also Read: Cloud computing: Who has what in their cloud box "This will give great connectivity around the whole country, which is vitally important for attracting high tech investment in the future," Irish government spokesman Tom McLoughlin said. Demand for remote data centers is increasing, boosted by the rising trend of so-called cloud computing, where information is stored and processed at massive remote data centers. Ireland's temperate climate suits the centers, which require huge amounts of power to run and to ...
      Read Full Article
    18. Video: Verne, Colt Bring Modular Data Centres to Iceland

      Video: Verne, Colt Bring Modular Data Centres to Iceland
      Verne Global’s new data center in Iceland will deploy customer servers in a factory-built modular server hall designed and built by Colt in its UK factory and shipped to Verne’s site in a former NATO command center. In this video, executives from Verne discuss their location and why they chose...
      Read Full Article
    19. U.S. Tech Giants Become Alternative Energy's Fairy Godfathers

      U.S. Tech Giants Become Alternative Energy's Fairy Godfathers
      While the failure of government-backed solar start-up Solyndra generated a lot of news headlines, it has also encouraged some discussion about the role of government in helping get new industries off the ground. It may also have highlighted the fact that venture capital companies and their investors may be starting to fall out of love with alternative energy, an industry that has proven it needs a long runway for take-off. Venture capitalists and investors, not always the most patient of people, seem to be increasingly wary about investing in technologies that are still in their infancy, or at least in their youth. But as the news last week brought us the knowledge that the seven billionth human being entered the world somewhere in India, the need to move forward with alternative energy remains urgent. And move forward it will: though it may not find itself using government cash or traditional ...
      Read Full Article
    73-96 of 175 « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 »
  1. Categories

    1. Data Center Design:

      Construction, Container, Data Center Outages, Monitoring, Power and Cooling
    2. Policy:

      Cap and Trade, Carbon Footprint, Carbon Reduction Commitment, Carbon Tax, Emissions
    3. Power:

      Biomass, Fossil Fuel, Fuel Cell, Geothermal, Hydro, Nuclear, Solar, Wind
    4. Application:

      Cloud Computing, Grid Computing
    5. Technology:

      Microblogging, Networking, Servers, Storage, Supercomputer
  2. Popular Articles