Co-lo Highlights Power Density Issue

Verne Global is building a data center in Iceland to provide co-location services

Verne Global is building a data center in Iceland to provide co-location services. Situating in Iceland provides a power cost of $0.04 per Kilowatt-hour – one-fourth to one-fifth the power cost in New York and London – and plenty of it. Verne Global will provide power density to support 20 to 60 KW/rack. Currently, about 87 percent of enterprise data centers support a power density less than 11 KW/rack. This is an issue as virtualization drives higher density servers replacing lower density servers. Verne Global’s high density power does come at a price: Latency projections are 18 msec to the United Kingdom and 36 msec to the United States.

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