This last week I was in Iceland at a media/analyst event sponsored by RMS, Datapipe, and Verne Global. Honestly, I spent so much time talking to so many different people, I find it easier to reference the public disclosures than to write on my own. :-)
The #1 topic of interest to me is RMS as a customer choose its first data center to be a green one with 100% renewable with Datapipe in Verne Global's data center.
Here is the press release from the customer, RMS. This is RMS's first data center, a green one with 100% renewable energy.
RMS Launches First Global Data Center, Taps Verne Global and Datapipe for 100 Percent Green Computing Environment
Verne Global and Datapipe deliver renewably powered high-performance computing for RMS’ revolutionary exposure and risk management environment
KEFLAVIK, Iceland – Sept. 19, 2013 – Verne Global today announced that RMS, the world’s leading catastrophe risk modeling firm, is deploying its RMS Cloud from Verne Global’s data center campus in Iceland. Powered by the RMS Cloud, RMS(one)TM, the insurance industry’s first real-time exposure and risk management environment, will empower insurers and reinsurers to execute risk modeling, underwriting and portfolio management on a single, open platform hosted in a 100 percent green environment. RMS(one) TM will leverage Datapipe’s Stratosphere® high-performance computing (HPC) green cloud platform for peak loads.
“With RMS(one) running on the RMS Cloud we are giving our customers unprecedented freedom, business agility and competitive advantage by allowing them to execute on their entire exposure and risk management strategies,” said Bobby Soni, chief platform and services officer at RMS. “RMS(one) offers the industry’s first secure, reliable and scalable computing platform coupled with big data infrastructure, which streamlines our customers’ modeling, underwriting and portfolio management processes.”
Here is one post from ZDNet's David Chernicoff.
RMS demonstrates the importance of the private cloud
Here in DatacenterKnowledge's post from Rich Miller.
Data Center Customers Warming to Iceland
September 19th, 2013By: Rich Miller
and a post from Colleen Miller.
Free Cooling in Iceland: A Closer Look at the Verne Global Data Center
September 19th, 2013By: Colleen Miller