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Farice ehf is the main provider of international connectivity to and from Iceland. Farice owns and operates two submarine cables landing in Denmark and Scotland, and offers services such as DWDM, EPL and IP Transit on a wholesale level for local service providers and international data centre customers for the fast-growing data centre market in Iceland. Farice ehf was established in 2002 and is a private-public partnership.
The Icelandic University Research Network (RHnet) was formally established on 24 January, 2001, with the participation of all the universities within Iceland and several research institutions. RHnet is a limited company, founded with the aim of enhancing the quality of networking within the Icelandic university and research community, and serves as its gateway to international networks. The company handles relations with NORDUnet, the collective university and research network of the Nordic countries.
The AMS-IX platform provides IP interconnection and peering services of a guaranteed high quality for all types of IP traffic, irrespective of whether this is traditional data, Voice over IP, mobile Internet traffic or video. By means of peering, these networks can provide their end users (both consumers as well as companies) with stable, fast and cost-efficient Internet services. AMS-IX also manages the world’s first mobile peering points – the Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX), the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX) and the IPX interconnection points. Further, AMS-IX also manages three additional Internet Exchanges abroad – AMS-IX Hong Kong, AMS-IX India and AMS-IX Caribbean in Curaçao. AMS-IX’s subsidiary company AMS-IX USA Inc. manages AMS-IX Bay Area and AMS-IX Chicago in the United States of America.
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At Opin Kerfi, we have built our reputation on providing a service that promotes excellence and integrity at every level. We are a powerful team of experts in many fields of IT, such as hardware, infrastructure, networks, communications solutions, office solutions and software development. Opin Kerfi specialists have been consulting on and implementing IT solutions for some of the largest and strongest organisations in the country since 1985.
As a trusted partner, Opin Kerfi became a leading IT sales and service partner in the Icelandic market. The company has consistently and successfully provided innovative and efficient services to its clients, focusing on consultation, integration, operations and solutions.
With great partners, Opin Kerfi is building a sustainable, free-cooling, Tier III state-of-the-art data centre at a prime location in Reykjavik City. The data centre will become one of the most technologically advanced data centres in Iceland, covering up to 5,000 square metres when fully developed. The first building stage is scheduled for completion in Autumn 2019. The first major customer will be the IT Service Center for the Icelandic Financial Market (RB), which will make the new facility its primary data centre. RB is owned by Icelandic financial institutions and operates all the key core banking systems and clearing and payments systems in Iceland. The data centre will be designed to fulfil the stringent security and redundancy requirements that come with hosting core banking and clearing systems. The construction of the data centre strengthens Iceland as a location for overseas data centre operations, cross-continental connections and Opin Kerfi as a valued IT partner.