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Green Mountain AS are powered entirely by hydro-generated renewable energy with zero emissions. 98.5% of Norway’s electrical power is from renewable sources (a significantly higher % than any other country in Europe/Scandinavia or United States) and many of the largest hydro power stations are close to our data centres. Reliability of each supply is 99.94% and we have multiple robust underground grid power supplies feeding the sites, and an additional layer of support from prime rated stand-by generators.
Green Mountain AS are designed to offer world class Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) of less than 1.2 (PUE is the ratio of total amount of energy used by a data centre facility to the energy delivered to IT equipment).
Our very low PUE is achieved throughout the year because of highly efficient cooling systems and the most efficient technology available in power and cooling infrastructure. This translates into less power consumed in running the data centre compared to most UK facilities which run between 1.4-1.8.
Both of our data centres is Tier lll certified by the Uptime Institute (an internationally acknowledged organisation). Green Mountain has been assessed in detail by the Uptime Institute and their consultants over a 6 month period to ensure compliance. Tier III design provides concurrently maintainable site infrastructure, and the sites exceed that. They are near Tier lV, except for the generators, which are N+1 not N+N because of the very reliable grid supplies. The Uptime Institute’s data centre tier standards are a standardised methodology used to determine availability in a facility. We comply with two forms of Tier Certifications:
Our state-of-the-art award winning DCIM (Data Centre Infrastructure Management) System provides a global holistic, common, real-time monitoring and management platform for all interdependent systems across IT and facility infrastructures. Giving our customers control by way of monitoring and configuring their Data Centre requirements without geographical constraints. Our monitoring solution also provides very detailed monthly reports on all aspect of the technical space.
Items scheduled are our standard services* and support for all types of equipment. Our staff are highly skilled data centre infrastructure engineers, electricians and caretakers.
*Please note some of these items are provided at additional cost.
Further to this we can provide “basic IMACD” services as described below:
We have established two fully redundant meet-me-rooms in different parts of each facility for carriers with diverse fibre paths to them. Dedicated meet-me-rooms may also be made available for customers with such requirements.
Security sectioned centre
The data centres are sectioned into different security zones for the different parts of the complex. The level for each zone may be adapted to customer requirements.
All access into the centre is controlled by biometric identification system.
Man trap entrance
Each person entering the centre will gain access only through a man trap.
Intelligent video analysis
The outside and surroundings of the site is continuously monitored by an Intelligent video analysis system.
Our security system and our routines are in compliance with ISO/EN 27002.
Below are some important aspects that Green Mountain AS checked in our extensive due diligence of the sites:
Green Mountain is certified in accordance with
GM has also started the work to establish an Information Security Management System in accordance with NS-ISO/IEC 27001:2013.