Hot springs, lava fields, geysers and rustic nature – most people are familiar with the gems of Iceland. But did you know that this Nordic nation is also an easily accessed tech hub with temperate climate and an abundance of renewable energy?
Compute-intensive organizations are currently facing many challenges. The three considerations you will read in this blog post drive toward a single conclusion: The old ways of running your IT and HPC may not remain the smartest and most cost-effective going forward. It may be time for a from-the-ground-up reevaluation of your organization’s compute as well.
Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris (DFLAP) are Europe’s centerpiece data center locations today. Yet when you consider facts, there is really no good reason for DFLAP data centers to be running power demanding, heavy compute workloads. Some Nordic colocation solutions represent up to 50% more cost-efficient operations than running one’s cluster in mainland Europe.
Modern data centers, tend to run hot and consume a lot of power. Operating a data center can be both very expensive and unsustainable. However, a few locations on the planet seem almost tailor-made for low carbon-footprint HPC, AI and other high-throughput data center operations.
Hybrid cloud is today a crucial element of corporate best practices — so much so that those who have scale and are not using a hybrid cloud strategy are falling behind. This, however, is only the first step in an organization’s hybrid transformation.
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