03 November 2017
An upgrade to the Greenland Connect subsea cable system has now been completed with three new 100Gpbs connections into Verne Global’s Icelandic data centre.
The cable now offers 12.4Tbps and is said to provide streamlined routing from Iceland to the New York City metro area, reduced latency, and up to 90 per cent lower network costs.
The upgrade was made by Tele Greenland, the main telecoms provider in Greenland. It invested in Greenland Connect to ensure that any company’s networking requirements could be met immediately, allowing its customers to scale as needed.
The upgraded system improves Tele Greenland’s connections from North America, through Iceland, to major markets in Europe and back. The operator has also invested in improving route security to ensure data integrity and protect cables from elemental factors.
“Iceland is a natural gateway for our customers in North America to leading markets in the UK and throughout Europe,” says Frank Gabriel, senior key account manager, wholesale, Tele Greenland.
“The partnership with Verne Global enables our customers to have the network capacity they need, access to Iceland’s renewable power and stable energy grid, and Verne Global’s HPC-optimised data centre for the intensive, high-network capacity applications driving business today.”
London-based Verne Global says it specialises in highly-optimised, secure and 100 per cent renewably powered data centre solutions.
Its MD Dominic Ward says: “Our customers now have a faster, higher-capacity and dramatically lower-cost connection directly into the heart of the US financial markets in New York City.
“Verne Global’s Icelandic campus has quickly become an integral part of the data centre ecosystem, providing a vital link between markets as the use of intensive compute such as high performance computing, AI, machine learning and big data analytics rise across industries.”