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Verne Global to develop $50m data centre campus expansion

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Verne Global, a provider of sustainable data centre solutions, has announced that it is expanding its 40-acre data centre campus by 10MW.

Verne Global was recently acquired by Digital 9 Infrastructure (D9) and is backed by the investment trust, which will fund the $50m development of new enterprise-class data centre space.

“We’re seeing sector after sector looking to move into high performance analytics environments and it’s exciting to scale our campus again alongside new and existing customers to meet that need,” said Dominic Ward, CEO at Verne Global.

“It’s great to also take this first step into the future as part of the D9 Infrastructure platform, and we are all eagerly looking forward to what comes next.”

Positioned with access to low-cost renewable energy and a resilient national electrical grid, Verne Global continues to attract a range of enterprise customers as demand for high intensity compute continues to grow across industries.

In addition, as companies aim to decarbonise their digital infrastructure, Verne Global is expanding now to meet contracted demand.

“We are proud to support Verne Global and play a part in bringing its vision for the future into reality,” said Thor Johnsen, head of digital infrastructure at Triple Point, D9’s investment manager.

“Powered by Iceland’s abundant green power, Verne Global’s expanded data centre will be even better placed to provide resilient digital infrastructure that offers a true reduction in carbon emissions for its customers alongside long-term economic and sustainable stability.”

As part of this expansion, Verne Global is partnering with Integra Mission Critical, the modular data centre solutions provider, to optimise its delivery of sustainable high intensity compute at scale while fitting out the new data centre space.

Using Integra’s engineering expertise to implement modular data centre infrastructure will enable Verne Global to increase sustainability measures, while promoting scalability and safety as well as decreasing cost.

“Verne Global’s facility has been built from the ground up for highly specialist data centre services that are sustainable, scalable and bespoke,” said John Kolar, principal at Integra Mission Critical.

“These mutual principles make our companies a natural fit and we’re so excited to be teaming up and putting our decades of experience in solution-driven engineering to good use to provide a quality turnkey infrastructure solution for the new space.”

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