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Green Mountain Furthers Commitment to Data Centre Innovation with Open Compute Project Foundation Membership

Norway’s market leading data centre provider, Green Mountain, today announced that it has joined the Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation, a collaborative community focused on redesigning hardware technology to efficiently support the growing demands on compute infrastructure. As a Community Level Member, Green Mountain will help the community achieve its mission of designing, using and enabling mainstream delivery of the most efficient designs for scalable computing.

Green Mountain is a leading wholesale co-location data centre provider with impeccable environmental credentials. The Company was founded on the ability to deliver 100 % renewable energy and free cooling by leveraging the natural ambient conditions of the adjacent facilities, to provide ultra-efficient and sustainable operation for all their clients. Green Mountain also offers the highest level of security for storage of sensitive data and information in Scandinavia.

– Through our partnerships with OCP approved providers, we are able to ensure that our data centres are filled with the latest innovative technologies to ensure that our customers are getting the best solutions, says Thomas Løken, CCO of Green Mountain.

Founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel and Rackspace, OCP reimagines hardware, making it more efficient, flexible and scalable. Through creating a global community of technology leaders, innovators are working together to break open the black box of proprietary IT infrastructure to rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data centre to achieve greater choice, customization and cost savings.

Data centres are being asked to support denser configurations when it comes to power and cooling, which can rapidly outstrip the capabilities of their mechanical and electrical infrastructure. Green Mountain addresses this demand through its purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility, with data halls specifically engineered to deliver the high-density power and cooling required by these next generation platforms. Green Mountain is partnering with the Open Compute Project to leverage the development of new and exciting data centre hardware. With access to customized server racks, Green Mountain can now support even higher density racks which are not available in traditional data centre configurations.

– By utilizing hardware that allows organizations to reduce overhead cost in their IT infrastructure, our customers are able to benefit from a facility which has the scalability and flexibility to support their needs and future-proof their business, says Tor Kristian Gyland, CEO of Green Mountain.


Green Mountain Team and John Laban,
Reset Catalyst @ Open Compute Project

Credit: Green Mountain – Photographer: Knut Bry


For further information, please contact:

Green Mountain
Tor Kristian Gyland, CEO, tel.: +47 928 05 817, e-mail: tor.kristian.gyland@greenmountain.no
Silje Stensland, Media Coordinator, tel.: + 47 922 65 803, e-mail: silje.stensland@greenmountain.no

About the Open Compute Project (OCP)
The Open Compute Project Foundation is a 501(c)(6) organization which was founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel, Rackspace, Goldman Sachs and Andy Bechtolsheim. Our mission is to apply the benefits of open source to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center and beyond.

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 www.greenmountain.no