Colt partners with Verne Global to create world first in Data Centre delivery

By: Bernard Geoghegan - 27/09/2011

Bernard Geoghegan was appointed EVP Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) in January 2011. He is responsible for driving Colt's focus on selling large scale data centre space to large enterprises and providers through our specialised DCS direct sales team.

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CDCS Verne Global datacentre wrapped

I’m proud and delighted to announce that early next month Colt will ship a 500m²  modular data centre to Keflavik in Iceland. The data centre will be installed at Verne Global’s new dual-sourced renewable energy facility, the world’s first zero-emission data centre to be manufactured, delivered and operational in under four months.

This is a fantastic achievement for our Data Centre team. This will be one of the biggest logistical challenges in the data centre industry, with 37 modules being delivered in total, but our team have taken it in their stride. Once the modules arrive in Iceland, they will be reassembled on the Verne Global campus that is currently being prepared for our arrival. By the end of the 4th quarter, Verne Global will be open for business enabled by the Colt Data Centre.

CDCS Verne Global datacentre being constructed

This will be the first wholesale data centre space in Iceland, and the first dual sourced 100 percent renewable powered data centre in the world. By the end of this year Verne Global will be open for business with a prime quality, flexible data centre  in a shorter time than a traditional build would allow and at Colt we will have proved that we are a datacentre supplier and operator that can deploy almost anywhere in the world (top of Mount Everest and undersea have been provisionally ruled out, but the team are working on that).

CDCS Verne Global datacentre ready to go

The location of this data centre has been strategically placed so that it will be the first in the world to  use 100% dual sourced renewable energy sources, in this case a mixture of geothermal and hydro-electric power. In addition to this, in collaboration with Verne, we’ve optimised the cooling system to suit Iceland’s climate, allowing for free cooling 365 days a year.

To find out more, why not check out our project’s website which will go live on October 7th. We’re going to be updating you with more information about this project over the next few weeks and months  and look forward to sharing this unique build with the world.


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Diana Diez says

02/10/2011 5:03:51 PM |

FYI there is an other country with 100% green energy, cheaper than Island, in south América, Paraguay. Without volcanos.


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Peter Hopton says

21/10/2011 10:26:23 AM |

I praise what you are doing, but you are certainly not the first. I was at Thor DC in Iceland almost a year ago.


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