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Iceland’s the answer

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Thor Data Centre (THORDC) in Iceland, in partnership with Hertford Regional College in the United Kingdom, has created the ‘HRC Cube’, an innovative way to provide campuses across Britain with effective data storage, online learning programme delivery, web hosting and information technology services, using Iceland’s unique combination of freezing temperatures and volcanic heat.

These features mean that THORDC is powered by clean renewable hydroelectric and geothermal energy sources, and is renowned for being one of the most energy-efficient and secure data-gathering and storage centres in the world. Located just south of Reykjavik, in Hafnafjordur, where the average winter temperatures is 1.8°C (35.24°F) warming to a chilly 10°C (50°F) in summer, THORDC has a non-existent carbon footprint, offering its clients a ‘pay-as-you-use’ system. Iceland may provide the planet with the antidote to global warming.

Around 87% of Icelanders’ homes are heated using cheap and energy-efficient geothermal energy. THORDC is also behind the Emerald Express Trans-Atlantic Cable System, which should transform trans-Atlantic bandwidth and connectivity by the end of this year.

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