A new Icelandic start-up company, Greenqloud, will open the world’s first environmentally-friendly public compute cloud later this year which will only use renewable energy sources.
Compute clouds aren’t new but what Greenqloud offers is hardware stored in data centers and leased to clients on a self-serve basis. The client doesn’t have to pay high amounts for hardware, only for the time of use, visir.is reports.
An announcement from Greenqloud says that the company’s plans have garnered significant attention abroad and have been covered on the websites of the New York Times and Fortune.
It is Greenqloud’s use of renewable energy sources in its compute clouds that garners attention. The company’s hard- and software will only be run in data centers in Iceland where access to renewable energy sources is guaranteed.
In addition, Greenqloud takes advantage of the natural circumstances in Iceland; the cold climate reduces the need for energy to cool the equipment.
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