Iceland is one of the few countries in the world where nature and technology mix together to create the most optimal location for data centers. Iceland possesses a highly skilled workforce with experience in software development and IT technology. Coupled with the robust engineering sector that’s an integral part of the Icelandic economy, the country is fertile ground for any software related project. In addition to this, the environment of Iceland allows it to not only provide 100% clean energy, but also its naturally cold weather provides free cooling the entire year. Swapp Agency will be able to guide you throughout the process of finding the right contacts at data centers and choosing the right party to work with in Iceland, as well as answering any other inquiry you may have regarding the operations, availability of resources or the business environment in general including tax and regulatory framework.
Iceland, the green and clean heaven for sustainable data centers
Iceland is one of the few countries in the world that has a uniquely suited environment for the installation of data centers. These installations consume great amounts of electricity, which in other countries often comes from highly polluting sources. This is not the case in Iceland, where the electric grid is powered fully by green energy sources. 73% of electricity in Iceland is produced by hydropower, and 27% is produced by geothermal plants.
Moreover, the low temperatures Iceland is iconic for can easily be used to efficiently cool hardware, lowering the costs of cooling dramatically. Data servers require careful temperature management in order not to suffer from overheating. The great amount of power consumption that goes into these processes need constant cooling to prevent the delicate circuits from overheating. In Iceland, overheating will barely be a risk with the year round low temperatures the country is well known for. Not only will a data center project be completely sustainable, but also it will be cost effective when compared to potential locations in other countries.
Another great benefit of Iceland is that it’s one of the safest countries in the world, with very low risk of natural disasters as several scientific studies have shown. Any data servers kept in Iceland are guaranteed to be safer than in any other country.
Along with the environment, Iceland has a prolific history of engineering, as well as being one of the main hubs in Europe for software developers and IT workers. In Iceland you can find many engineers with a professional skill set which can service Level 1 and Level 2 types of datacenters.
When you mix the environmental and natural strengths of Iceland to the skilled workforce the country has developed along the years, you get a strong synergy that makes Iceland one of the best countries in the world for data centers.
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To have an extensive consultancy relating to installing a new data centers in Iceland, working with an existing data center or doing business with them, contact Swapp Agency. We are a leading group of experts in diverse fields. Our professional team will be happy to assist you throughout the process from the planning stage to final implementation. Regardless of the industry or area, we are prepared to solve all your inquiries.