BT adds PoP to Verne's Icelandic data center

Carbon neutral site gets hooked into BT's network

2 February 2015 by Peter Judge - DCD

BT adds PoP to Verne's Icelandic data center
Iceland

BT has placed a point of presence (PoP) in Verne Global's data center in Iceland, linking the renewable-powered site into pan-European enterprise networks.

The new PoP extends BT's network, and Verne is claiming it as an endorsement of its data center in Iceland, which offers long term grid stability and uses 100 percent renewable energy from Iceland's abundant supplies of geothermal and hydroelectric power.

The PoP will deliver BT services including IP Connect Global and Ethernet Connect Global, so BT customers can now extend their disaster recovery services, data analytics and other applications to servers based in Verne's Keflavik campus.

Carbon neutral site
Verne Global’s Keflavik site is carbon neutral, and offers wholesale and colocation services, in a high-density, flexible data center space. Since the site opened in in 2012, customers including BMW, RMS, CCP Games, Datapipe and RVX Studios have moved resources into the site.

Keith Langridge, vice president, global networking solutions at BT Global Services, said: “The new PoP announced today at Verne Global in Iceland is part of the innovations we keep bringing to the market to help our customers. It reinforces our global network at a strategic location in the Northern hemisphere and helps us meet our customers’ expectations."

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