Press Releases: 2013
Datapipe Green HPC Cloud Availability Announced In Iceland
100% renewable energy powered node of Datapipe’s Stratosphere® high performance computing (HPC) cloud platform deepens partnership with Verne Global
Jersey City, NJ and Keflavik, Iceland, June 17, 2013 – Datapipe, a global provider of managed services and infrastructure for outsourced IT and cloud computing, today announced the availability of its Stratosphere® high performance computing (HPC) cloud platform delivered from Verne Global’s data center campus in Iceland. The unique, dual sourced renewable power and cooling efficiencies of Verne Global’s facility complement Datapipe’s longstanding commitment to the environment and allow the company to offer long-term, predictable power costs.
The Stratosphere® HPC cloud platform provides on-demand scalability combined with the performance and security benefits usually associated with single tenant data centers. The API driven platform utilizes all SSD storage delivering guaranteed IOPS without the noisy neighbor problems of typical shared storage platforms. Stratosphere® can be configured with public or private resources, with up to 32 physical core equivalents per instance, a half terabyte (TB) of RAM, and tens of thousands of IOPS per volume, all residing on a 10GE network.
Stratosphere® HPC enables enterprises to tap into a large scale processing environment for big data services. Customers are leveraging this service to solve complex business problems and drive new revenues using Apache™ Hadoop®, MongoDB, Redis, Basho Riak, and other popular big data and NoSQL solutions in a high performance, reliable, and secure solution.
This announcement furthers the global reach of Datapipe’s Stratosphere® HPC cloud platform - known as the most widely deployed Apache CloudStack environment on the market. Datapipe clients have immediate access to the new Iceland node as well as Silicon Valley, the New York Metro area, Ashburn Virginia, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai.
Pulling from one of the world’s most reliable power grids, Verne Global offers a 100 percent renewably powered data center solution that is ideal for HPC and cloud applications. Verne Global’s access to geothermal and hydroelectric power sources, plus free-cooling provided by Iceland’s ambient air temperature and lower power prices that can be locked in over a 20 year period, enables companies to implement green programs that are not only good for the planet, but also good for their bottom line. Robb Allen, CEO of Datapipe elaborates why this makes the company unique.
“The network capabilities of Verne Global’s data center and efficiencies of Iceland’s energy infrastructure enable Datapipe to provide a one-of-a-kind green HPC cloud solution,” Allen said. “Datapipe clients now have access to Stratosphere’s® Iceland region through the same portal used to deploy cloud solutions in the U.S., U.K. and Asia.”
All of Datapipe’s data centers in the U.S. are powered by renewable energy as part of the company’s commitment to the environment. Recognized as a Green Power Partner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since 2010, Datapipe achieved EPA Leadership Club status in 2011 and is currently ranked #9 on the EPA Green Power Partner Top Tech & Telecom list.
“Power availability and costs are becoming two of the leading constraints for HPC clouds and clusters,” said Jeff Monroe, CEO of Verne Global. “Together, Verne Global and Datapipe are meeting these challenges with the first truly green HPC Cloud for the European and North American markets.”
Datapipe is the single provider solution for optimizing, managing and securing mission-critical IT services for the enterprise. Areas of expertise include private and public cloud, HIPAA, PCI compliance, security, database, network, storage and disaster recovery. Datapipe operates data centers in influential technical and financial markets including New York Metro, Ashburn VA, Silicon Valley, Iceland, London, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
About Verne Global
Verne Global is developing the data center industry’s first carbon neutral data center campus. Verne’s mission is to develop data centers in optimised geographic areas that offer companies the best total cost of ownership and 100% renewable power without a price premium. Currently in the first stage of development, Verne Global is constructing a 44 acre campus on the former NATO Command Centre in Keflavik, Iceland. With Iceland’s favourable natural attributes and renewable energy resources, Verne Global can save customers as much as $100 million in ten years on energy costs alone. For more information, please visit: http://verneglobal.com