Verne Global Honored with InfoWorld Green IT Award for Innovative Data Center Campus

100% renewable powered data center recognized for implementing ways to save energy, boost data center efficiency and lower carbon emissions

May 01, 2013, 08:00 ET from Verne Global

KEFLAVIK, Iceland, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verne Global, an innovative, UK-based developer of energy efficient data center campuses, has been recognized with the 2013 IDG InfoWorld Green 15 Award for the world's first dual-sourced, 100% renewable power data center. Selected for developing a project resulting in sustainability gains, including higher energy efficiency, the award honors the technology of Verne Global's campus and how it's improving the environment while also allowing for significant business benefits.


Recognizing the continual increase in power pricing and power consumption in the data center industry, Verne Global's campus draws commercial power from Iceland's dual-sourced renewable energy grid and utilizes the country's ambient temperatures to provide free cooling. Although a new approach for the industry, Verne's campus gives customers a compelling, cost efficient and flexible alternative to scale data center needs.

"Historically, companies have placed their data centers in locations where fossil fuels are the primary source of power.  As power prices continue to escalate and corporate sustainability objectives need to be addressed, data center operators are looking at alternative site options," said Jeff Monroe, CEO of Verne Global. "Verne Global's customers not only do not pay a premium to be green, but in fact, are able to lower their carbon footprint and reduce their power costs by more than 60% with long term pricing visibility."

Engineered to capitalize on Iceland's unique environmental advantages, Verne's campus taps into the modern, energy-efficient grid, allowing for a flexible, dynamic solution that answers the demand for high capacity computing and cost management. Verne Global selected a modular infrastructure from Colt Data Center Services, which is scalable, up-to-date with the latest technologies and almost 100% recyclable at the end of its life span. The customization of the building and Iceland's environment allows Verne's campus to offer free cooling, without the use of chillers or compressors, and maximum reuse of airflow.

"Once again, organizations represented in this year's crop of Green 15 winners have raised the green bar, finding innovative ways to leverage sustainable IT practices to reduce costly waste and boost efficiency while improving their overall environmental standing," said Ted Samson, Senior Analyst, InfoWorld.

The winners of the InfoWorld Green IT Award can be found online.

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, please visit

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