back to article UK tech investors buy data centre from the land of ice and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot springs flow

A UK investment company created earlier this year to invest in digital infrastructure assets has splurged £231m to acquire a sizeable data centre in Iceland on the site of a former NATO airfield and naval base. The Verne Global site – which was established in 2010 and harnesses power from hydroelectric and "predictable" …

  1. jmch Silver badge
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    +++ points...

    ... for the Immigrant Song reference

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    And in Norse

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia0vVQnNGcc

  3. IGotOut Silver badge

    Let's hope they know...

    ...about the toxic wasteland that the US base in Iceland is.

    1. macjules
      Facepalm

      Re: Let's hope they know...

      Luckily their only goal is the western shore.

  4. John Jennings

    couple of potentially interesting things about datacentres in Iceland

    Iceland has some interesting fibre links currently - Denmark is the main connection (and thats a spying hub).... UK comming soon with US/Canada in place at the moment...

    https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2019/01/iceland-plan-new-undersea-fibre-optic-link-to-uk-and-ireland.html

    Conversly, Iceland (since its crash) is known as a data haven for offshoring 'sensitive (to somone)' data with pretty strong data protection laws......

    https://www.fastcompany.com/3022156/lets-all-grab-our-ipads-and-move-to-iceland

  5. HildyJ Silver badge
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    Just . . .

    Don't tell the crypto miners.

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