BT Radianz services available in Verne Global's Icelandic data center

Verne Global, a global developer of data center infrastructure design, has announced the availability of a range of BT Radianz connectivity and hosting services at its innovative data center in Iceland, the company said.

The move offers BT´s global financial services customers more choice in the selection of predictable, low-cost, highly efficient data centers to house and connect their applications and services. It also allows BT´s financial markets customers to join a growing ecosystem of participants already located in the Verne Global data center.

BT Radianz Services are designed specifically for the global financial markets. They include connectivity and hosting services between and within global trading venues. The BT Radianz Cloud platform supports the world´s largest secure networked financial community offering access to thousands of applications and services from more than 400 providers.

Strategically located between key North American and European financial centres, the Verne Global data center will provide members of the Radianz Cloud community with an additional choice of secure compute location. It adds to an existing global footprint of more than 20 data centres that offer BT Radianz services.

Iceland is unique in its abundance of low cost geothermal and hydro-electric energy sources complemented with year-round free cooling. This allows Verne Global to present a compelling and sustainable solution for financial services firms looking to reduce costs and carbon emissions, particularly for power-hungry technologies such as high performance computing (HPC) and grid applications.

Verne Global owns and operates a 44-acre data center campus near Keflavik, Iceland and is addressing two key issues facing today´s data revolution – power pricing and availability. Verne Global provides highly optimised, secure, flexible, scalable and 100% renewably powered data center solutions offering forward thinking organisations significant and long-term cost savings.

BT´s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world´s providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services. BT consists of six customer-facing lines of business: Global Services, Business and Public Sector, Consumer, EE, Wholesale and Ventures, and Openreach.