February 09, 2012
Verne Global to serve as primary host for Compute Qloud and Storage Qloud services
KEFLAVIK, Iceland, Feb. 9 — Verne Global, an innovative, UK-based developer of power conscious data centre campuses, today announced that GreenQloud, the world's first truly green public compute cloud, is basing its hosting service from the Verne Global data centre campus in Iceland. GreenQloud, established in 2010, offers hosting and storage for the European and North American markets and can act a single hub for both markets.
"GreenQloud's mission is to promote and sell easy to use, competitively priced, carbon neutral, cloud computing services to SMBs, SaaS providers, PaaS providers, enterprises, the public sector and high performance computing users," said Eirikur Hrafnsson, co-founder and CEO of GreenQloud. "We will also let our customers see their live energy metrics and carbon savings so they can report these results as part of their own sustainability programmes."
"The IT industry is responsible for over 2% of global green house emissions," added Hrafnsson, "So GreenQloud's primary focus is on tackling that problem by delivering public cloud services that run exclusively on renewable energy sources." GreenQloud also sees an opportunity to provide less expensive and deeper integration high performance computing (HPC) services to the academic and scientific communities and are working with university networks to deliver on that promise.
"GreenQloud is relying on the resiliency, scalability and growth security Verne Global brings to the table and will take advantage of our stability to grow their international presence quickly," said Jeff Monroe, CEO of Verne Global. "Companies looking to benefit from Iceland's unique power situation – dual sourced renewable power, long-term price visibility and a cool climate that eliminates the need for chillers – will find that Verne Global is uniquely qualified to meet their data centre needs."
GreenQloud offers carbon neutral TrulyGreen cloud computing virtual servers and data storage (IaaS) that companies or individuals can rent by the hour at highly competitive prices. GreenQloud's ComputeQloud and StorageQloud services feature an easy-to-use, self-service web console and advanced API controls for full automation of IT services. GreenQloud was founded in 2010 and is privately funded by Icelandic investors and has won several government grants such as the technology grant from Rannis (The Icelandic Centre for Research). Gartner chose GreenQloud as a Cool Vendor in Green IT and Sustainability in 2011.
About Verne Global
Verne Global is developing the data centre industry's first carbon neutral data centre campus. Verne's mission is to develop data centres in optimised geographic areas that offer companies the best total cost of ownership and 100% renewable power without a price premium. Currently in the first stage of development, Verne Global is constructing a 44 acre campus on the former NATO Command Centre in Keflavik, Iceland. With Iceland's favourable natural attributes and renewable energy resources, Verne Global can save customers as much as $100 million in ten years on energy costs alone. For more information, visit http://verneglobal.com.
Source: Verne Global
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