Wednesday 2 November 2011Verne Global have built a modular datacentre at Keflavik in Iceland. Its location near to the Arctic Circle will provide it with natural cooling for the servers in the same way as Facebook's proposed facility in Sweden. Iceland also sounds like a wise choice for a datacentre given that their abundant geothermal and hydroelectic power supply is both renewable and cheap. The company also claims that it is a great geographical position given that it is equidistant from Europe and America.
I can't help thinking that Iceland's position on a fault line may make it vulnerable to earthquakes or blankets of volcanic ash (surely that would affect the cooling if it were to descend on the facility).