Volta Data Centers in London to Operate Under Verne Global Brand – High-Performance Computing News Analysis

September 20, 2022 – LONDON – Verne Global, the Iceland-based provider of sustainable data centers for high intensity computing, has announced that Volta Data Centers in the City of London will begin marketing and operating under the Verne Global brand and delivering data become center platform over Iceland and Great Britain.

Verne Global said its Northern European data center platform offers companies the flexibility to place their workloads and applications between two fully optimized locations. The London-based Volta data center connects to network and cloud providers, making it “the ideal location for latency-sensitive workloads that need to stay close to London’s business, financial and media hubs,” according to Verne Sid.

Verne Global’s data center campus in Iceland is optimized for high-intensity computing. It is powered by 100 percent renewable energy and benefits from free air cooling all year round. It offers sustainable, predictable and affordable data center solutions for companies looking to reduce carbon footprint and operational costs. In 2023, the campus will have 40 MW of built capacity, from a possible 100 MW at this original site.

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“With two complementary best-in-class data centers, we can now offer businesses more choice in the location of their applications,” said Dominic Ward, CEO of Verne Global. “Our experience shows that less than 10 percent of workloads need to be in metropolitan areas, the rest can be located anywhere in the world. However, historically, many companies place all of their applications in one location, often in locations with severe space and power constraints or unreasonable cost profiles. We help companies take a fresh approach and distribute their applications across different locations to optimize performance, reduce costs and limit their impact on the environment.”

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Verne Global’s new expanded team will focus on providing consistent, industry-leading support and will unveil plans to implement engineering design best practices to optimize performance and minimize the environmental impact of its two sites. James Chenery, Sales Director, Finance, of Verne Global, will assume the role of Head of London to oversee all activities in the London office.

Verne Global and Volta are both part of Triple Point’s Digital 9 Infrastructure plc (D9) portfolio of critical digital infrastructure assets focused on creating a more resilient, sustainable, inclusive and accessible internet.

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Thor Johnsen, Head of Triple Point’s Digital 9 Infrastructure plc, commented, “This is another great example of increasing the value of convergence across our portfolio. Verne Global data center facilities are among the cleanest and lowest carbon footprint data centers in the world. Volta is one of the best connected data centers in central London with customers still looking for low latency access in key central locations. We are excited about the long-term opportunities for existing enterprise customers to optimize data center usage across the broader platform and to balance Volta’s low-latency metro access with Verne Global’s predictable power costs and sustainability benefits.”

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