Dual accolades for digital innovation

May 30, 2024

Article published online by DataCentreNews UK 28 May 2024

atNorth, a provider of colocation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence services, has been lauded with two prestigious industry awards, cementing its position as a prominent player in the digital infrastructure sector. The company, headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, has received accolades at the Electrical Review & Data Centre Review Awards and Tech Capital Awards.

atNorth’s remarkable growth and innovation were honoured with the Colocation Provider of the Year award at the Electrical Review & Data Centre Review Awards. This distinction underscores the company’s significant expansion strategy in recent years, which has enabled it to offer high-performance infrastructure at both speed and scale. The award highlights atNorth’s commitment to meeting evolving technological demands and client requirements.

Additionally, atNorth secured the Digital Infrastructure Project of the Year award at the Tech Capital Awards, recognising its collaborative project with Shearwater Geoservices. The global marine imaging and processing authority experienced a substantial 92% reduction in CO2 emissions and an 85% decrease in costs by transitioning part of its UK HPC infrastructure to one of atNorth’s data centre sites in Iceland. This project exemplifies atNorth’s dedication to sustainability and efficiency, leveraging the abundant renewable energy resources available in the Nordics.

atNorth’s services are powered by renewable energy sources, delivering high-density workloads sustainably. This enables clients to decarbonise their IT operations and achieve cost savings. The awards received by atNorth are chosen by panels of industry experts, tasked with recognising outstanding achievements within the digital infrastructure industry.

Eyjolfur Magnus Kristinsson, CEO of atNorth, expressed his delight at the recognition: We are thrilled to receive these acknowledgements for our data centre services. atNorth has experienced significant growth over the last couple of years, and this industry recognition is a testament to our dedication to delivering excellence across the board. We are determined to continue decarbonising the world’s most demanding workloads in an efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective way.”

The recent accolades follow atNorth’s announcements regarding new colocation clients, including Crusoe, BNP Paribas, and Advania. The company has also been recognised by multiple awarding bodies, including the Datacloud Global Awards, the Energy Awards, TechRound’s Sustainability60, and the UK Green Business Awards.

atNorth operates seven data centres across the Nordics, with plans to open additional sites in Helsinki, Finland, and Denmark by the fourth quarter of 2024. A tenth site is set to become operational in Kouvola, Finland, by 2025, further expanding atNorth’s footprint and capability to provide sustainable, high-performance data centre services.

Founded on principles of sustainability, atNorth’s data centres utilise renewable energy resources while supporting circular economy concepts. The company’s innovative design, power efficiency, and intelligent operations ensure the provision of long-term infrastructure solutions and flexible colocation deployments. Such tailor-made services enable businesses to manage data workloads efficiently and cost-effectively.

atNorth’s recent acquisition of HPC provider Gompute in 2023 has strengthened its service offering, providing a compelling full-stack solution for AI and other critical high-performance workloads. This acquisition demonstrates atNorth’s strategic intent to remain at the forefront of technological advancements within the data centre industry.

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