By the turn of next decade, we will be generating enormous volumes of data. And our dependency on data will reach new heights which will only keep growing in due course of time, with no foreseeable reason to stop or experience a downward trend. The more gadgets we use and the more integrated we get into IOT, the higher will be the volume of data generated on daily basis. Although data is a virtual entity, for the consumer or user to derive desired outputs this data needs to be rendered logically in multiple processing sequences. Therefore, the data needs to be stored somewhere from where it can be accessed instantly for processing desired results. This is where Data Centers play a critical role.
They are the data storage hubs and the Data Centers equipped with supercomputers can spread over many acres and given the imperative need for higher and constant processing of data. Due to the processing of high volume data, these Data Centers need to maintain a constantly cool temperature. Imagine keeping a data centre facility cool in UAE or Florida where it is extremely hot, the cost of conditioning the air temperature within the facility can run in millions of dollars.
IT vendors suggest maintaining the temperature of 70–75 °F (21–24 °C). The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) advises that the best temperatures are between 68–77 °F (20–25 °C), with an allowable range spanning 59–90 °F (15–32 °C). However, the optimal temperature range is between 68 and 71 degrees Fahrenheit -
This is where countries like Canada and Iceland emerge as winners; with many natural advantages when it comes to setting up data centers. This is why international data center customers with High-Performance Computing (HPC) requirement are willing to cross the borders and set up Data Centers in these far away locations. But Iceland is ahead of the rest because of its innovation around this sector and state of the art technology that makes Data Centers in Iceland an ideal location for environmentally and economically aware multinationals. Who are seeking high-performance Data Centers where operational costs are kept under check and the energy used to maintain optimal Data Center environmental control is only derived from renewable sources of energy and is 100% environment-friendly.
Few interesting facts which go in favor of Iceland, making it the next and emerging Data Center capital of the world:
A- Two main and only sources of power GeoThermal and Hydroelectric
B- Both are renewable sources of energy with almost zero% toxic emissions
C- Naturally cool climate with architectural brilliance to take advantage of oceanic climate saving power and energy costs
D- With the experience of more than a decade they have developed innovations around this niche
E- Iceland offers business-friendly taxation policies along with long-term contracts not influenced by economic fluctuations. Therefore, keeping the agreed long-term contractual prices intact and not subject to change due to economic flux caused by commodity market
And things are looking bright for Iceland based Data Centers. In a recent development, Vodafone, the UK telecoms giant has decided to invest in a sustainable, free-cooling, Tier III state-of-the-art datacenter in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. It is proposed to be completed by 2019 and will cover an area of nearly 5000 sqm in size - which is more than an acre – With these developments in the background of already growing Data Center Industry in Iceland. Iceland is certainly going to thrive as the Data capital of the world in the future.
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