Company typePrivate
IndustryComputer Software
GenreCloud infrastructure
FoundedReykjavík, Iceland (2010 (2010))
FounderEirikur Hrafnsson
Tryggvi Larusson[1]
Key people
Jonsi Stefansson (CEO)
Number of employees
< 50[2]
DivisionsCloud Software

Greenqloud is a cloud computing software company with headquarters in Reykjavik, Iceland, and office in Seattle, Washington, offering cloud computing software and services. Greenqloud develops and sells the cloud and infrastructure management software Qstack for the global market.


Founded in 2010, the company initially sold public cloud computing services, such as web hosting and data storage, marketed as infrastructure as a service (IaaS), powered by data centers using 100% renewable energy in Iceland. Most hosting companies buy carbon offset credits as a green marketing measure,[3] and host data at multiple data centers on different continents as the solution for international sites.

Early on, Greenqloud began building upon the software startup,[4] which later became Apache CloudStack.[5] When Jonsi Stefansson joined as CEO in 2014 the company was pivoted to a pure software company with 100% focus on building and developing the cloud management platform Qstack. In 2015 the company released Qstack, to be deployed on private and hybrid environments.[6]

In 2016, Qstack already supported leading hypervisors, including VMware, KVM and Hyper-V and bare metal provisioning. In early 2017, Qstack will add container-based Application Orchestration support with an integrated Kubernetes server, allowing its users the ability deploy microservices and workloads on scalable clusters.[7]

In 2017, GreenQloud was acquired by NetApp.[8]

News coverage


  1. ^ Katie Fehrenbacher (2010-05-28). "Structure 2010 LaunchPad Presenter: Greenqloud, Iceland's Clean Power Cloud Computing Co". Retrieved 2011-09-08.
  2. ^ "Greenqloud strengthens resources with new hires". 2014-12-16. Retrieved 2015-01-12.
  3. ^ Foster, Pete (2010-12-10). "Sustainable data centres". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
  4. ^ Prickett Morgan, Timothy (4 May 2010). " takes on virty infrastructure". The Register. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
  5. ^ "greenqloud Case Study" (PDF). CloudStack wiki. July 8, 2014. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  6. ^ Paul Miller (October 13, 2014). "GreenQloud's QStack helps CCP play games". Cloud of Data blog. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  7. ^ "Qstack Documentation (16.07) - Qstack documentation (16.07) - Qstack documentation". Retrieved 2017-01-19.
  8. ^ "NetApp acquires GreenQloud". January 16, 2018. Retrieved March 31, 2018.