Green Data Centre in Iceland
The 18-hectare (approximately 45-acre) Verne Global data centre complex is just west of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland–minutes from Keflavík International Airport. The facility is situated on the site of the former Naval Air Station Keflavik, a key strategic NATO base for over 50 years and chosen for its extremely low risk of natural disaster. Located well to the west of all of Iceland's volcanic activity, arctic breezes and the Gulf Stream push volcanic effects away from the Verne Global site and toward Western Europe.
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.
Verne Global’s facility puts your data in one of the most secure, low-risk locations in the world – considerably more resistant to natural disaster than the US, UK or India.
Our site has a ground acceleration coefficient comparable to highly uneventful areas such as Central Wyoming in the US. Geologic surveys show bedrock at the Verne Global location lies within ten feet of the surface and has been there since the Pleistocene epoch some 2.5 million years ago. All of the buildings at Verne Global have foundations that go down to that bedrock, making us essentially impervious to geologic events.
Iceland also has significantly less of a security risk than almost any other Western or emerging countries. Its geographic location, low population density and lowered post-Cold War strategic value make it an unlikely target for either external or internal forces.