We first opened our campus doors in 2012 and quickly established what has become Iceland’s thriving data center industry. Backed by The Wellcome Trust, General Catalyst, Stefnir and Novator Partners, we’ve been expanding ever since. Today, Verne Global offers a wide array of services and a well established partner ecosystem that has become the go-to destination for organisations that are as serious about their high intensity compute as they are their carbon footprint.
At Verne Global we are dedicated to maintaining stringent certification and compliance standards for our data center operations, security, privacy and reliability. We believe this is an integral part of our commitment to our customers and the trust they place in us.
ISO 27001 is the leading international standard on the management of information security and is recognized and approved by all authoritative bodies and organizations. The standard incorporates industry best practices by establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving on how information is protected, processed and stored.
PCI, or Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, is an information security standard for companies and organizations that handle and process credit cards. The aim of the standard is to ensure that applicable controls are in place to protect cardholder data and to reduce fraud. A PCI compliant company will ensure physical security to servers and controlling access to areas where financial information is being stored and processed.
HIPAA is a United States federal statute enacted to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient's consent or knowledge. An HIPAA compliant company is company that is a part of a HIPAA compliant entities scope and serves a specific role within that compliance such as ensuring physical security to servers and controlling access to areas where sensitive health information is being stored.
Where does Verne Global operate its data centres from?
Verne Global currently operates from its 100MW + data centre campus in Iceland.
What about data protection? Is Iceland part of the EU?
Iceland is part of the EEA, encompassing the EU, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland. Data protection laws cover the EEA and therefore this is not an issue for customers.
How green is Iceland’s power compared to other countries?
Iceland is the only Nordic country to generate power from 100% renewable sources. The grid is powered by hydro, geothermal and wind.