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Press Release -- March 10th, 2015
Source: Epsilon Communications
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Epsilon and Farice Deliver Network Accessibility from 170 countries into Verne Global’s Sustainable Data Centre

Customers can now easily connect to Verne Global’s carrier neutral campus in Iceland using one of Epsilon’s more than 500 carrier relationships

SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Epsilon, a privately owned global communications service provider, and Farice, a submarine cable operator and network services provider between Iceland and Europe, announced today that they are delivering connectivity to Verne Global’s carbon neutral data centre campus. With access to abundant, low-cost power, companies around the world now also have the option of connecting with their incumbent carrier using a single Service Level Agreement (SLA).

Epsilon has supplied an outsourced networking solution to Farice, which enables customers from 170 countries to connect via Farice’s submarine cable infrastructure to Verne Global. This gives carriers, service, cloud and application providers, as well as enterprises, streamlined access to a world-leading green data centre infrastructure in Iceland.

With established Point-of-Presence (PoPs) in London and Frankfurt, the partnership between Epsilon and Farice leverages Epsilon’s more than 500 carrier relationships globally. This ease of connectivity to Verne Global ultimately enables companies to lower their total costs of data centre ownership and carbon footprint.

“Data centre facilities in Iceland are ideally located given their low-cost and sustainable power supply, as well as geographic proximity to both North America and Europe. The challenge is to efficiently connect these facilities to the rest of the world,” says Andreas Hipp, CEO at Epsilon. “This is where Epsilon’s network outsourcing model can be a powerful tool for connecting the world’s communications hubs and give cloud, content, communications and applications providers access to green data centre solutions.”

Verne Global uses 100% renewable, geothermal and hydroelectric energy, with no green energy price premium. Its facility is only 18 milliseconds from Frankfurt and 41 milliseconds from New York, giving it latency that is ideal for supporting cloud computing, research computing, database hosting and high performance computing applications.

"As customers focus on rising power prices, extending carrier accessibility to Verne Global's sustainable and lowest cost data center solves both growth and cost saving challenges for customers around the world,” says Jeff Monroe, CEO at Verne Global.

Farice is the main wholesale provider of capacity in and out of Iceland. It operates the FARICE-1 submarine cable between Iceland and the United Kingdom, and the DANICE submarine cable between Iceland and Denmark. It has main service points of presence in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, London and now Frankfurt as well as the Verne Data Centre in Iceland.

“Epsilon’s network outsourcing model has given us an efficient way to extend our network reach, allowing us to better serve Verne Global and its international customers with a reliable, end-to-end intelligent network infrastructure,” says Ómar Benediktsson CEO at Farice.

About Epsilon

Epsilon provides connectivity and infrastructure outsourcing solutions to Communications, Applications, Content and Cloud service providers globally. We have the network infrastructure, intelligence and expertise to deliver connectivity and communications services that support our customers’ success. Our underlying network infrastructure, intelligent application layers and industry expertise enables our customers to seamlessly deliver mission critical, high performance applications and communications services globally.

We offer a wide range of communications infrastructure services from network connectivity, co-location or data centre services and system integration through to an eCommerce platform for buying and selling of network services. Our networking solutions leverage our 500+ carrier relationships with coverage in 170 countries.

www.epsilontel.com

About Verne Global

Verne Global is an innovative developer of energy efficient data centre campuses located in Keflavik, Iceland. We offer our clients scalable and secure data centre solutions that combine unparalleled cost savings and renewable energy to meet the business demands of a data driven economy. Discover how companies like BMW Group, RMS and CCP Games are lowering their operational costs and going green with their data atwww.verneglobal.com

About Farice

The main owners of Farice are the Icelandic state, Landsvirkjun (www.lv.is) and Arion bank (www.arionbanki.is). Farice ehf owns and operates the FARICE and DANICE submarine cables systems and offers capacity between Reykjavik and London as well as several other European cities. For more information visit www.farice.is.

Contacts

EMEA Media & Analyst Contact, Verne Global
Sarah Hay/Flora Petersen
Clarity
+44 20 7100 1333
verneglobal@clarity.pr
or
US Media & Analyst Contact, Verne Global
Joyce Wady
Connect2 Communications
+1-919-435-9120
joyce@connect2comm.com
or
Asia Pacific Media & Analyst Contact, Epslion
Chadwick Kinlay
Epsilon Telecommunications
+65 3106 4095
c.kinlay@epsilontel.com

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