Green Mountain offers sustainable, energy-efficient data centres in some of the most secure locations in the world.
Every week people around the world produce more data than humanity has created over the past 1 000 years. Over two million emails are sent every second, and everything from toasters to aircraft engines use sensors to transmit a continuous flood of information.
Because all this data has become a major resource for businesses and social development, private and public enterprises increasingly need alternatives to their own data storage. Data storage, however, requires vast amounts of energy and strict security.
Green Mountain has established some of the world’s most sustainable and energy-efficient data centres in the chilly climate by Norwegian fjords.
Taking advantage of the favourable natural conditions, the data centres run on hydropower from rivers and waterfalls, while being cooled by water from the deep fjords.
The unique cooling system, relying on gravity for water to flow directly into cooling stations, is highly energy-efficient. And the abundant access to hydropower makes the data centres entirely carbon-neutral.
All this enables Green Mountain to operate high-quality data centres at very low cost.
In terms of data security, Green Mountain operates in accordance with ISO 9001/14001/27001 and employs a comprehensive set of physical and virtual barriers. Norway is also one of the most politically stable countries in the world, as well as having a low risk for natural disasters.
Green Mountain’s data centres were the first in Scandinavia to be Tier III-certified by the Uptime Institute. The highly reliable data centres have delivered 100 per cent uptime since the first day of operation.
Moreover, Green Mountain offers customers detailed monitoring and configuration solutions for their individual requirements, without any geographical constraints.
According to the IT company Cisco Systems, the number of hyperscale data centres in the world will rise from 259 in 2015 to 485 by 2020. The market is estimated to grow to USD 383 billion in 2020, an increase of 55 per cent from 2017.
Green Mountain has operated large-scale data centres since 2013 and was recently named Data Centre Leader of the Year at the 2018 Datacloud Awards.
Photos: Green Mountain/Knut Bry
Carbon-neutral data centres
Run on hydropower – cooled by fjords
Among the most secure and sustainable data centres in the world