Iceland’s Verne Global has been acquired by Digital 9 Infrastructure for £231 million ($320 million) in a deal that highlights investor interest in digital infrastructure assets with a strong sustainability story.
Verne Global operates data centers in Iceland, allowing them to explore new methodologies for cooling and energy management. The naturally chilly winds of Iceland provide low-cost cooling, while variable resiliency plans further reduce cost for consumers. Verne Global’s data centers are very attractive for high-performance computing (HPC) workloads, especially when it comes to resource-intensive cryptocurrency mining.
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Are you trying to control power utilization and efficiency? Maybe the best way to optimize energy availability is to create better data flow!
Lisa Rhodes, Vice President of Marketing at Verne Global, shares 4 tips that forward thinking CIOs should consider when planning their data center strategies, which includes getting a power grid report card.
As more customers seek data center space without backup generators or UPS support, service providers are developing products to meet this demand. As customers grow accustomed to combining platforms and technologies, they may see a payoff in shifting non-critical applications to low-resiliency space.
Several wholesale data center providers unveiled plans this week to offer data halls with less backup power infrastructure than traditional data centers, which typically offer multiple levels of emergency power in the event of a utility grid outage.