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Opera Mini Moves Traffic to Iceland Data Center

thordc-logoNorwegian company Opera Software, the producer of the browser Opera, moved its traffic for the Opera Mini mobile browser to the Thor Data Center in Iceland, which is owned by E-Farice, yesterday.

Opera Software is the first foreign company to use the data center; the transfer’s preparations began one and a half years ago, eyjan.is reports.

Opera Mini is the most popular mobile phone browser in the world and has around 71 million users. The browser’s users look at more than 36.9 billion website per months, which equals 4.9 petabyte of data.

A statement from Thor Data Center says that it is the most environmentally-friendly data center in the world. The company has signed an agreement with the energy company HS Orka on the purchase of 3.2 megawatts of electricity with the possibility of increasing it to 19.2 megawatts.

“The reason for Opera Software signing an agreement with Thor Data Center is that the company can offer us energy from renewable energy resources. In the coming years Iceland will be able to offer a safer energy supply than most other regions in the world,” Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner, Opera Software’s founder, said in a press release, adding that the price is also more economical than elsewhere, which made the company’s accountants happy.

Click here to read more about Opera Software and Thor Data Center.

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