Data Centers

Data centers in the 21st Century

Geothermal valve - Verne Global

Verne Global’s facility has been designed to fully utilise Iceland’s unique environmental power advantages: 100% powered by renewable energy resources and 100% cooled by the natural environment of Iceland, without the use of chillers or compressors.

All electricity comes from 100% renewable, geothermal and hydroelectric energy. Iceland is the only country in Western Europe that still has large indigenous amounts of competitively-priced hydroelectric and geothermal energy remaining to be harnessed. 

Photo Credit: Verne Global

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7 comments
jsargent
jsargent

Trust the Italians to make a data center that looks so good.

solana
solana

Very impressive, would love to see similar infrastructure in cloud computing~!

Casual Larry
Casual Larry

I loved Equinix's customer cages. Wish we had cages like that for our problem customers!

phill.erasmus
phill.erasmus

None of the impressive Google data centers featured here?

techrepublic
techrepublic

I'm surprised you didn't include this one. http://www.benaroya.com/SHBTC-NorthBuilding.aspx Cost-Efficient, Green Design Cost savings of 35% or more in energy and maintenance costs due to green design LEED Gold certified; Cooling 1.32 average PUE Highly efficient and cost-saving evaporative cooling system utilizing 100% outside air LEED Designed LEED Gold Certified Efficiently designed to take advantage of the Pacific Northwest’s mild climate

marcusbasanta
marcusbasanta

Sorry, but thus piece is a bit too jargony - what is an IEC?

dogknees
dogknees

... immediately before it's first used. Indirect Evaporative Cooling.