Verne Global invests US$50mn in 10MW data centre expansion

Verne Global, an Icelandic data centre solutions provider is expanding its enterprise-class space to meet mounting high intensity compute demand

Verne Global, a provider of sustainable data centre solutions for high-intensity computing has announced that it is expanding its 40-acre data centre campus by a further 10MW. The expansion is backed by D9, the investment trust that focuses on sustainable digital infrastructure assets, which will fund the US$50mn development of new enterprise-class data centre space.

Located with access to abundant, low-cost renewable energy and a highly reliable national electrical grid, the Icelandic data centre company continues to attract a range of enterprise customers as demand for high-intensity compute sees sustained growth across industries. As more companies look to decarbonise their digital infrastructure by powering intensive applications such as artificial intelligence, mathematical modelling and predictive analytics with cleaner, greener energy, Verne Global is expanding now to meet contracted demand. 

Verne Global’s “best-in-class” onsite technical and operations team will continue to use its specialised expertise to work around the clock to support and optimise the high-density environments and workloads it houses.

“We’re seeing sector after sector looking to move into high-performance analytics environments and it’s exciting to scale our campus again alongside new and existing customers to meet that need,” said Dominic Ward, CEO at Verne Global. “It’s great to also take this first step into the future as part of the D9 Infrastructure platform, and we are all eagerly looking forward to what comes next.

Verne Global’s data centre expansion to provide “resilient digital infrastructure”

 

“We are proud to support Verne Global and play a part in bringing its vision for the future into reality,” said Thor Johnsen, Head of Digital Infrastructure at Triple Point, D9’s investment manager. “Powered by Iceland’s abundant green power, Verne Global’s expanded data centre will be even better placed to provide resilient digital infrastructure that offers a true reduction in carbon emissions for its customers alongside long-term economic and sustainable stability.”

As part of this expansion, Verne Global is partnering with Integra Mission Critical, the modular data centre solutions provider, to optimise its delivery of sustainable high intensity compute at scale while fitting out the new data center space. Utilising Integra’s solution-driven engineering expertise to implement modular data centre infrastructure will allow Verne Global to increase sustainability measures in line with its core mission, while promoting scalability and safety, and decreasing cost.

“Verne Global’s facility has been built from the ground up for highly specialist data centre services that are sustainable, scalable, and bespoke,” said John Kolar, Principal at Integra Mission Critical. “These mutual principles make our companies a natural fit and we’re so excited to be teaming up and putting our decades of experience in solution-driven engineering to good use to provide a quality turnkey infrastructure solution for the new space.”

 

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