Data centre provider to expand into established London facility


Verne Global, provider of sustainable data centre solutions for high intensity computing, has announced that Volta Data Centres, located in the City of London, will begin marketing and operating under the Verne Global brand, delivering a data centre platform that spans Iceland and the UK to meet both the connectivity and sustainability requirements of enterprise customers.

Verne Global’s Northern European data centre platform provides organisations with the flexibility to locate their workloads and applications between two fully-optimised locations.

Based in the heart of London, the Volta facility is an established and strategic data centre hub, connecting to all major network and cloud providers. The company says that this makes it the ideal location for latency sensitive workloads that need to remain close to London’s business, finance and media hubs.

Verne Global’s data centre campus in Iceland is optimised for high intensity compute. Powered by 100 per cent renewable energy and benefitting from year-round free air cooling, it offers sustainable, predictably and affordably priced data centre solutions to organisations eager to reduce the carbon footprint and cost of their operations. In 2023, the campus will comprise 40 MW of constructed capacity, out of a possible 100 MW on this initial site.

“With two complementary, best-in-class data centres, we can now offer enterprises more choice over where to locate their applications,” said Dominic Ward, CEO, Verne Global. “Our experience suggests that less than ten per cent of workloads need to be in metropolitan areas, the rest can be located anywhere in the world. Yet historically, many organisations place all their applications in one spot, often in locations with severe space and power constraints, or inappropriate cost profiles. We help organisations take a fresh approach, splitting their applications between locations in order to optimise performance, reduce costs, and limit their impact on the environment.”

Verne Global and Volta are both part of Triple Point’s Digital 9 Infrastructure (D9) portfolio of critical digital infrastructure assets that focus on creating a more resilient, sustainable, inclusive and accessible internet.

Thor Johnsen, head of Triple Point’s Digital 9 Infrastructure, commented: “This is another great example of driving convergence value across our portfolio. Verne Global’s data centre assets represent some of the cleanest, lowest carbon footprint data centres, globally. Volta is one of central London’s best connected data centres with customers that continue to seek low latency access in key centralised locations. We are excited with the long-term opportunities across existing enterprise customers to optimise data center utilisation across the broader platform, balancing the low latency metro access of Volta with the predictable power costs and sustainability benefits of Verne Global.”

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