An Iceland data center owned by Verne Global will be improved by an alliance with Level 3 Communications to grow data center connectivity. Level 3 Communications is a carrier that connects directly to Verne Global's Icelandic data center. This will enable Verne to offer customers immediate access to Tier I carrier services throughout Europe, which will represent a significant upgrade in Verne's overall connectivity capabilities.
"We also have a 45-acre campus on a former NATO base that enables submarine cables to terminate directly in our data center," said Verne Global CTO Tate Cantrell.
Iceland is highly sought after by Verne because of its inexpensive hydro-electric power. These dams were initially created to supply power for Iceland's aluminum smelting operations, but now make the country a highly desirable spot to build and maintain data centers.
There are some complications that companies must deal with when they build in Iceland. Ash is likely to come out of the volcanic Icelandic region, which can cause disruptions. Thankfully, Verne's data center is built on the west side of Iceland, in which direction ash does not travel due to wind currents.
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