Thor Data Center Bought by Iceland’s Skyrr

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A look at the double-decker container deployment for opera in the Thor data center in Iceland.

Iceland’s Thor Data Center has been acquired by Skyrr, one of Iceland’s largest IT service providers, he companies said today. Thor provides modular data center services to customers including Opera Software.

Skyrr is based in Iceland but also has a solid position in the Nordic markets through its subsidiaries abroad in Norway and Sweden. Skýrr offers integrated services in software, consulting, hardware, IT operations and hosting.

“We have been looking into developing a data centre here in Iceland for a while now as there are so many great opportunities in this field, especially in foreign markets,” said Gestur G. Gestsson, the CEO of Skýrr. “We expect that Thor Data Center will help bring in foreign currency and contribute to the overall development of the country’s economy.

“Thor Data Center has actively been involved in the marketing of Iceland’s environmentally friendly options for data centre companies. The data centre has great employees with advanced knowledge of the structure and architecture of data centres.”

Thor DC’s facility features data center containers from Spanish tech firm AST Global that use fresh air cooling, allowing servers to run without the use of chillers for air conditioning. Thor said the container-based design allows for quick assembly of the data center, and flexibility in scaling to adapt to a client’s needs.

Thor has secured 3.2 megawatts of electricity to be provided by HS Energy on the Reykjanes peninsula, with an option to expand its capacity to 19.2 megawatts if needed.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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  1. Aarom Handford

    We congratulate Skyrr on the purchase of the Thor data centre and look forward to continuing using the Thor data centre for our green hosting company: http://www.mygreenhosting.com