Long-term Price Visibility Helps CCP Games Select Verne Global's Icelandic Campus for Corporate Hosting

Producer of EVE Online, Dust514 and World of Darkness goes green with hosting programme at world's only dual sourced, 100% renewable powered data centre

Feb 09, 2012, 07:30 ET from Verne Global

KEFLAVIK, Iceland, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verne Global, an innovative, UK-based developer of power conscious data centre campuses, today announced that CCP Games (CCP), one of the world's leading independent game developers and the creator of EVE Online, is moving some of its corporate hosting to its data centre campus in Iceland. After a careful study of alternatives to its primary hosting facility in London, CCP identified Verne Global as a very attractive hosting option; based on the site's 100% dual sourced renewable power grid, long-term power price visibility and strategic location between its two primary markets.

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"Being able to select a green data centre for our corporate hosting needs is a key benefit to CCP Games," said Ingvar Bjarnason, CCP's IT Director. "However, the primary reasons for selecting Verne Global above all other alternative sites were the availability and predictability of power and the option of securing long-term price guarantees at attractive price levels."

Verne Global offers CCP the ability to substantially improve the reliability and quality of its internal infrastructure hosting, while at the same time complements its environmentally friendly initiatives.  Furthermore, it is conveniently located close to the company's headquarters in Reykjavik, Iceland. The company decided to take advantage of Verne Global's cost efficient and highly scalable campus as much for the renewable power, which is in line with the company's corporate sustainability goals, as for the facility's location in Iceland, which allows for easy access and makes the transition to external hosting for its corporate infrastructure a painless undertaking.

"Our location in Iceland is ideal for progressive, international companies like CCP, that have significant presence in both the European and North American markets and also want better visibility over the cost of powering their data centre operations," said Jeff Monroe, CEO of Verne Global. "Verne Global has the scale, density and programmes in place to support any company's hosting requirements, from kilowatts to megawatts."

About CCP Games:
CCP is widely recognized as an industry-leading pioneer of the single-server persistent universe architecture as the developer and publisher of EVE Online, the critically acclaimed, science fiction-based massively multiplayer online game (MMOG). Utilizing a cross-discipline approach combining cutting-edge technology and artistic excellence, CCP is dedicated to providing vibrant, compelling products that transcend the boundaries of conventional MMOs and facilitate social networking through virtual worlds. Privately held and founded in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP's international reach now spans the globe with offices in Atlanta, Shanghai and Newcastle as well as a base of operations in London. More information about CCP is available at the company's website, www.ccpgames.com.

About Verne Global:
Verne Global is developing the data center industry's first carbon neutral data center campus.  Verne's mission is to develop data centers in optimized 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 Center in Keflavik, Iceland. With Iceland's favorable 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, please visit http://verneglobal.com.


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