Iceland-based IT company adds to enterprise with green data center purchase

Iceland’s leading Information Technology (IT) company, Skýrr, recently added to its enterprise with the purchasing of Thor Data Center – a data centre which operates just outside of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík.

The company has secured 3.2 megawatts of electricity from HS Orku in Suðurnes for data centre operations but will be able to receive up to 19.2 megawatts of electricity if necessary.

Gestur G. Gestsson, the CEO of Skýrr, commented, “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. Here at Skýrr, we are very proud of this great addition to the to the family”

Gestsson continued, “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. We expect that Thor Data Center will help bring in foreign currency and contribute to the overall development of the country’s economy.

The company is based in Iceland but also has a solid position in the Nordic markets through its subsidiaries abroad in Norway and Sweden. The Norway subsidary, Hands, focuses on Microsoft Dynamics AX and vertical markets. In addition to this, Hands owns a subsidiary in Latvia called Aston Baltic.

Skýrr covers all aspects of information technology, offering its customers integrated services in software, consulting, hardware, IT operations and hosting.