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Stef Weegels wrote a new blog post titled Iceland’s Unrivalled Low Risk Profile

In my fourth blogs on Iceland’s suitability as a strategic data center location, I look at some of the perceptions and myths about the country’s risk profile and identify how and why Iceland, in fact, tops the World Risk Index, with the lowest risk profile. When deciding on data center location, firms need to consider a range of criteria. Obvious ones include initial and on-going costs, connectivity, space and availability of managed service. Equally important are factors such as regulatory regime, social/political stability, local work environment and climate. The final...
(5 days ago,(2017/08/16))

Stef Weegels wrote a new blog post titled Iceland offers excellent connectivity to major financial hubs

In part three of my series on Iceland’s suitability as a strategic data center location, I look at the country’s excellent cable connectivity to Europe and North America and review some of the use cases for financial services firms. The ability to securely and efficiently deliver data is an essential requirement of any international data center, and Iceland is outstanding in this regard. Strategically located in the North Atlantic, with a submarine cable network built on the latest technology that future-proofs both capacity and performance, and with the availability of...
(14 days ago,(2017/08/07))

Stef Weegels wrote a new blog post titled When it comes to TCO, Iceland offers the best value as a data center location

In part two of my series on Iceland’s suitability as a strategic data center location, I look at the various costs to financial services firms compared with other locations, and why Iceland represents the best value. In Citihub Consulting’s recent report on Iceland as a strategic data center location, the total cost of ownership of hosting in Iceland was compared with hosting in other major financial hubs in Europe and North America, based on the following criteria: The cost of physical space and capacity The cost of power The efficiency of power and cooling The...
(24 days ago,(2017/07/28))