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Datapipe seduced by land of ice and fire

Datapipe, a provider of managed services and infrastructure for outsourced IT and cloud computing, has announced the availability of its Stratosphere high-performance computing (HPC) cloud platform, delivered from Verne Global’s data centre campus in Iceland.

The company says the 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 centres. The API driven platform utilises all SSD storage delivering guaranteed IOPS without the noisy-neighbour 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 100,000+ IOPS per volume, all residing on a 10GE network.

Pulling from one of the world’s most reliable power grids, Verne Global offers a 100 per cent renewably powered data centre 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 programmes that are not only good for the planet, but also good for their bottom line.

Robb Allen, CEO of Datapipe, explained why this makes the company unique: 'The network capabilities of Verne Global’s data centre and efficiencies of Iceland’s energy infrastructure enable Datapipe to provide a one-of-a-kind green HPC cloud solution. Datapipe clients now have access to Stratosphere’s Iceland region through the same portal used to deploy cloud solutions in the US, UK and Asia.'

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