IBM and Borealis Data Centre gets into groundbreaking partnership for sustainable cloud solutions


Borealis Data Centre, in collaboration with IBM Denmark, now offers Danish companies access to sustainable cloud services. This innovative solution enables organisations to store and process their data in Iceland, a country with nearly net-zero CO2 emissions. This becomes particularly relevant for companies engaged in large-scale data processing tasks that require high energy consumption. By leveraging this sustainable cloud data centre, businesses can make a positive impact on their ESG reporting.

“Iceland is a remarkable location when it comes to generating energy from 100% renewable sources. We have taken advantage of these conditions along with the consistently cool climate to create a uniquely sustainable data centre. The new cloud collaboration with IBM Denmark enables us to expand our business further and we expect great interest from both local and global customers who opt for sustainable cloud services based on our clean affordable energy,” says Borealis Data Center’s CEO Björn Brynjúlfsson.

One key factor is the cost-effective cooling provided by the naturally cold climate in Iceland. Coupled with the use of 100% renewable energy, this creates an environmentally friendly approach. Iceland boasts the cleanest electricity generation per capita globally, nearly nine times the average of the European Union. Borealis Data Centre harnesses the power of geothermal energy and hydropower, ensuring a continuous and reliable electricity supply day and night, regardless of weather conditions. This sets it apart from other renewable energy sources like wind and solar power.

By capitalising on Iceland’s natural resources, Borealis Data Centre offers a sustainable and efficient solution that aligns with the growing need for eco-friendly data centres.

“We know our customers care just as much about being environmentally responsible organisations as IBM does and it truly requires an open, collective effort to move towards a sustainable future. This is a good example of how we are working with Borealis to create sustainable cloud solutions for companies in Denmark, that enables clients to measure, visualise, and optimise the carbon footprint of their workloads running in the hybrid cloud, and make informed decisions to accelerate their sustainability paths”, says Thomas Kovestad, General Manager, IBM Denmark.

“Our focus is already on offering customers and partners sustainable cloud solutions and products. We think that there will be a growing demand for the sustainable cloud choice as more and more companies realise this is an area where they can make a difference,” says Gregor Frimodt-Møller, CEO, Anycloud.

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