Posts Tagged ‘green’
The EvoSwitch Green Fan: Helping businesses demonstrate corporate environmental responsibility to their stakeholders through ICT
We use the latest technology to reduce our energy use, from minimizing hot-spots to motion-sensor lighting, and do everything we can to make a significant, positive contribution to a climate-neutral environment. All these innovations together enable us to be a 100% carbon-neutral datacenter. But we’re not the only ones – many of our customers have the same sentiment, and as a result have begun to form a collective of like-minded organizations. These businesses are committed to corporate environmental responsibility and are working towards helping to reduce the 4.3 million tonnes of CO2 emissions that Europe generates each year. This is a huge figure and given that the IT industry accounts for 2% of global CO2 emissions – as much as global air traffic – it’s vital that we support our customers in working towards these targets.
From Jan Wiersma, Technical Director, EvoSwitch at GDCON, London
Datacenter discussions have begun, meetings are taking place and there was a cloud computing buzz in the air as the pre-summit workshops took place yesterday at Green Data Center Conference in London. It was a hardcore of industry enthusiasts, including myself, who yesterday attended the first 3 hour workshop of the day, on Cloud 101, with Tim Crawford at All Covered. The content largely resonated with what I have spoken about before on this blog, which is that the hype around cloud computing and virtualisation is now dying out the industry and its clients are getting realistic. In my view, theres a mixed reaction among datacenter companies. Some are worried about the effect on traditional colocation services, while others see it as an opportunity to provide additional services in provisioning for the cloud. Either way you look at it, the market is definitely moving!
Here at EvoSwitch we are very proud to officially be a 100% carbon-neutral datacenter. We know that its really important to our customers that we do everything we can to minimize our energy-usage and keep our carbon footprint as low as possible, as highlighted by our Green Fan Program.
These datacenter values are central to the Green Data Center Conference, which takes place this week from 25th 27th October. Held in London, the conference addresses issues and trends affecting green datacenters across Europe. It provides attendees the chance to connect with leading datacenter and IT executives across the three-day program of workshops, presentations and networking receptions. Offering a unique opportunity for the datacenter industry, the conference will bring together industry spokespeople and corporate delegates to address the latest environmental trends and considerations affecting datacenters today, such as power usage, cooling, and modular building.
EvoSwitch Datacenter design and adiabatic cooling discussed DataCenterDynamics Amsterdam conference
Jan Wiersma, our Technical Director, attended the DataCenterDynamics conference in Amsterdamon tuesday. The finest brains in the industry gathered there to discuss the future of the datacenter industry, changing customer requirements, and the latest technical advances. It was a great opportunity for the industry to share ideas and learn from each other.
Jan was one of the key speakers on new datacenter design, and specifically talked about developments in cooling techniques, such as adiabatic cooling. This technique cools outside air when it enters the the datacenter (or datacenter module), as opposed to traditional cooling methods which chill entire rooms. As you can understand, this is a much more energy-efficient way of cooling, leading to PUEs of 1.2 and lower.