Computing power – Norway’s new oil?

A short while ago the planned data centre at Lefdal Mine in Måløy was launched as a brand new focus area for Norwegian exports. Gold will now be extracted from the old mine in the form of data storage services. The fact is that Lefdal Mine does not represent any new Norwegian focus in this…

Google Makes its Biggest Renewable Energy Purchase Yet

As far as the general public is concerned, Google and its data centers have become synonymous with the internet, and when activists call for a greener internet, Google data centers are in the spotlight more than anyone else’s. On the rare occasion that the public eye turns to the issue of carbon emissions associated with…

The Problem of Inefficient Cooling in Smaller Data Centers

A lot of the conversation about inefficiency of data centers focuses on underutilized servers. The famous splashy New York Times article in 2012 talked about poor server utilization rates and pollution from generator exhaust; we covered a Stanford study earlier this year that revealed just how wide the problem of underutilized compute is in scope….

Why Norway needs a new fiber cable to Europe

Alcatel- Lucent announced before the weekend that the company’s research division Bell Labs, has carried out a successful demonstration of a system, that the company believes have the potential to increase the data capacity of fiber cables from the current 10 to 20 terabit per second. To at least one petabyte per second – thus…

Launches New Data Center

Bulk Infrastructure launched its datacenter project N01 Campus on datacenter conference Data Center World in Frankfurt on November 10. With an area of ​​300 hectares, i.e. three million square meters and the possibility of 3.6 GW of energy, N01 Campus has a potential of becoming one of the world’s largest data centers. – On the…

Private investors look into new fiber cable to Europe

According to Digi.no there are signals that several data center lobbyists in Agder are willing to put ut private money to secure the new fiber cable to Europe. “We would like to look at this from a business perspective, in order to operate the fiber connectivity infrastructure, which is a naturally part of the data…

10 New datacenter locations in Setesdal Norway

A project group has mapped out the possibilities for data center locations in Setesdal Norway, and has found up to 10 suitable places. The list of places will be made public later on. According to NRK, one of the locations is close to Holen power plant in Bykle, and Brokke power plant in Valle. The…

Norway is leading the world data centre race

Last week this year’s Cloud Nordic conference was held in Fornebu Oslo. Here all of Norway’s leading Data Centre business attended, along with Envirotechs own chairman and other represents from the other Nordic countries. Among the topics presented at the conference were the fact that Norway is expected to take a lead position now that the electricity…

Norway can become the world greenest computer storage

With the correct involvement from the Norwegian government, Norway could become the world’s greenest computer storage.  The Nordic power surplus is continuing to rise. Towards 2020 there will be a total surplus of 28,4 TWh of renewable energy available within the Norwegian/Swedish  power market. In order to be able to harness this climate effect we need to…

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