Verne Global data center, Reykjavik, Iceland Data centers don’t get much greener. The Verne Global data center at a former NATO airbase outside Iceland’s capital is powered by completely renewable resources – geothermal and hydroelectric. As a result it burns no fossil fuels. Even heat dissipation is done without using power; the 45-acre facility is cooled by ambient cold air. Verne Global has landed BMW as an anchor tenant.
Data center provider Switch has announced plans for another of its giant SuperNAP data centers - this time a $1 billion, 1000 acre facility near Reno in Nevada. Switch also announced a plan to invest a further $1 billion in its Las Vegas data centers.