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Iceland for Hosting: Cool, Cost friendly, and Booming

"We have gained vast knowledge on a variety of data center services throughout the years and now we operate a comprehensive infrastructure that allows us to service and support our customers in accordance with their needs. Our data center operations fully meet the hosting requirements of cryptocurrency miners as well as those who engage in high-performance computing simulations and calculations."

Steindor Arnar Jonsson


Advania Thor data center launched in 2010 and since then we at Advania have invested a great deal of resources in developing our data center capabilities.

For the past few years, Iceland has increasingly become a highly attractive location for hosting services. The cool climate and low cost green energy make the services cost effective and in addition, global enterprises are discovering benefits in running an infrastructure on green energy with zero carbon footprint.

We have gained vast knowledge on a variety of data center services throughout the years and now we operate a comprehensive infrastructure that allows us to service and support our customers in accordance with their needs. Our data center operations fully meet the hosting requirements of cryptocurrency miners as well as those who engage in high-performance computing simulations and calculations.

 

Why does that matter?

We believe in the value of being able to meet a variety of needs. As a one-stop-shop we offer our customers better services, from the data center to workloads, applications, and everything in-between. This unique position has made us the largest data center provider in Iceland.

Three years ago we started construction on our second data center site in Iceland which currently is the largest data center deployment in Iceland with between 15 and 20 MV deployed and in production. We certainly have room to grow, as the site is expandable up to 50 MV, with the possibility to grow the data center campus even beyond that.

 

Bottom line positive and socially responsible

Iceland offers free air cooling and attractive energy prices. When combined, this creates a very "bottom line friendly" hosting environment. Depending on current hosting location and scale, it's possible that your company's hosting OPEX may be reduced by up to 50%. Advania delivers additional cost benefits by providing comprehensive operation, maintenance, and service of our customers' environments.

Speaking of the broader (non-infrastructure-based) environment - currently, data center operations are responsible for more CO2 emissions than air traffic. An additional benefit to hosting in Iceland: Advania boasts an extremely low PUE; powering your data center by carbon-neutral green energy and reducing your footprint.