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Opera Chooses Iceland Data Center for Data Processing

Opera Chooses Iceland Data Center for Data Processing

Friday May 21st 2010 by Ainsley Jones

Opera Software is moving its data processing capacity to a newly built center in Iceland.

It was thought that the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano could thwart interest in the country as a data center destination. However, Opera Software, a Norwegian company primarily known for its web browsers, has chosen to move its data processing work to a new data center in Iceland, reports Susan Hall at IT Business Edge.

Opera will move a significant portion of its electronic data traffic to the data center via sub-sea cables run by E-Farice, according to the Iceland Review Online. The facility, constructed by Thor DC, is the first Icelandic data center in Hafnarfj�rdur, a neighboring town of Reykjav�k. The center was opened today by president of Iceland, �lafur Ragnar Gr�msson, and Minister of Industry Katr�n J�l�usd�ttir.

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