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Iceland for Hosting: Cool, Cost friendly, and Booming

Advania Thor data center launched in 2010 and since then we at Advania have invested a great deal of resources in developing our data center capabilities.For the past few years, Iceland has increasingly become a highly attractive location for hosting services. The cool climate and low cost green energy make the services cost effective and in...

Taking Hosted Backup Services to the Next Level

For the past years, we at Advania have collaborated closely with the backup company Veeam in the development and implementation of our backup systems that safeguard and service our virtual hosting environment. This has catapulted us to being a leading player in the backup services industry.Check out our Veeam Cloud Connect Services Recognition...

Simplifying Computer Science Education With Advania Open Cloud

Software engineering is one of the compulsory courses in Computer Science at Reykjavik University. We at the University decided that this course should focus on practical methods, preparing students for work in the field. In the second half of the course the curriculum is based on around solving one big project. Students work in teams and they need...

Racing to the Open Cloud

Team Spark is a team within the University of Iceland whose purpose is to participate in Formula Student, competing against teams from some of the best and biggest universities in the world. The team was founded in 2010 by a few mechanical engineering students, after learning of the merits of this project the university...

The EU Data Protection Directive and “safe third countries”

Twenty years ago, the European Union issued its directive on the privacy of personal data, which was subsequently added to the agreement on the European Economic Area and has been implemented e.g. into Icelandic law. The directive was aimed at ensuring the rights of citizens to their privacy when it comes to their personal data, as the Council of...

Integrating with UberCloud, the online cloud community for engineers and scientists

About UberCloudUberCloud is the online community and marketplace where engineers, scientists, and their service providers discover, try, and buy Computing Power and Software as a Service, from Cloud Resource and Software Providers around the world.UberCloud develops high performance, low overhead, ready to run virtual images of technical computing...

Deploying Oracle SuperCluster

Advania deployed Oracle SuperCluster in a private cloud environment and cut our operational costs by over 80% by consolidating its compute footprint fivefold while reducing our IT infrastructure complexity.Watch the video

Powering Global Growth For Opera Software

Opera Software crafts products and services that connect 350 million people to the Internet. More than 130 mobile operators around the world work with Opera to give their customers the best web experience. The Opera mobile advertising platform enables publishers to monetize their content and allows brands to reach a global audience of more than 800...

Icelandic consumers welcome self-checkout solutions

The positive reaction shown by consumers to new self-checkout solutions in grocery stores in Iceland resulted in Advania receiving the NCR Innovation Award.The groceries market in Iceland has undergone significant changes recently. It was only a matter of months from installation of the first self-checkout kiosk in a grocery store in Iceland to...

A significant decrease in waste and cost

The Health Care Institution of North Iceland (HSN) has seen dramatic betterment of digital communications and also managed to decreased the usage of paper, cost of communications, and the usage of cars in their daily operations following the implementation of Advania‘s Microsoft Office 365 solution and services. Our employees provided technical...

Advania announces a recommended cash offer to the shareholders of Caperio Holding

For more information, please refer to www.advania.com/offer

RVX to Deliver Stunning Visual Effects out of Advania Datacenters

RVX produces world-class visual effects for film, TV, gaming, and virtual reality projects. Since 2008, they have delivered over 20 projects that have captured global attention, including Hollywood blockbusters such as Gravity, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, 2 Guns, Contraband, and Australia, as well as the virtual reality experience Everest VR.By...

Advania enters the next phase to build Europe’s science cloud

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has, together with nine of the other leading public research organisations in Europe, launched the Helix Nebula Science Cloud (HNSciCloud) Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP). With co-funding from the European Comission, the objective is to build a hybrid cloud platform to support data-intensive...

Notification to customers about the update of networking systems at our data centers

In the coming weeks we will upgrade the networking systems of our data centers significantly. This will provide you with more operational reliablity and improve uptime. To minimize the impact on your services we will only work on this upgrade during nights, two days a week. We will notify you well in advance of everything that might cause...

Advania signs record deal with Coor Service Management

Coor Service Management has appointed Advania as its new IT provider, which will assist with the development of Coor’s digital strategy. The agreement – which will run for five years – is Advania’s single largest business deal for a private organization. – Coor’s stated IT strategy, to go from many IT suppliers to fewer partners, is the right...

Visit Advania at HP Discover 2015

We are currently attending and exhibiting at HP Discover 2015 which takes place in London. If you are attending please stop by booth no. 392 and learn about our IaaS service Advania Open Cloud and get some really nice Icelandic lava salt.