Setting The Green Standard

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Green Mountain again sets the standard in the Nordic data centre market when DC2-Telemark is awarded Uptime Institute Tier III certification. This means that both Green Mountains datacenters are now Uptime Institute Tier III certified and they are the only certified colocation datacentres in the Nordics.

The DC2-Telemark data centre is located at Rjukan in the centre of southern Norway. The data centre opened for business in May 2014 after a building period of only 5 months. An experienced operational team was employed by Green Mountain to manage the day to day operations. The high quality design and build together with the strong operational team has secured flawless operations since the opening.

– We started the certification process of DC2-Telemark immediately after achieving Tier III certification of our DC1-Stavanger facility in April 2015, says Chief Operating Officer Tor Kristian Gyland. We are proud to, yet again lead the way in the data centre market by securing certification for our second data centre, he continues.

International best practices to build and operate “rock-solid” data centres are established by the Uptime Institute in their Tier certification system. The system provides detailed descriptions of how critical infrastructure of data centres must be built to achieve the “rock-solid” mission, and at the same time mitigating technical and operational risk. The tier system is highly recognized throughout the data centre industry, but also often misused in marketing. Data centre companies often claim to have Tier III or Tier IV infrastructure, without documentation to back up their claims.

– In Green Mountain we deliver what we promise – and we provide independent documents certifying it, says Chief Executive Officer of Green Mountain, Knut Molaug. We are now operating both of the Tier III certified colocation data centres in Scandinavia – and we see customers asking for this stamp of quality. Also, I want to emphasize our experienced operational team at DC2-Telemark who have worked day and night to put in place the acclaimed Tier III certification. They have done an impressive good job, he finalizes.

For further information, please contact:

Green Mountain
Knut Molaug, CEO, tel.: 901 39 522, e-mail:
Silje Stensland, Media Coordinator, tel.: 922 65 803, e-mail:

About Green Mountain
Green Mountain AS design, build and operate high security, robust wholesale colocation data centres. Green Mountain currently have two data centres in Norway with plans to develop in other regions.  The data centres operate on 100% low cost renewable power and use free cooling to create unique power efficiency.

The data centre near Stavanger (DC1-Stavanger) is built deep inside a mountain in a former high security NATO ammunition store. The data centre in Telemark (DC2-Telemark) is in the ‘cradle of hydro power’ with multiple local hydro power plants. We are one of the largest operators in the sector in Norway with clients in finance, IT, government, oil and gas and others. More information can be found on