The data center and hosting industries are rapidly becoming some of the largest contributors of greenhouse gases on the planet. In fact, a recent study suggests that data centers may surpass airplane transport as sources of CO2 emissions by 2020.
ServInt's Green Hosting Initiative was launched in 2008 to make sure we're doing all we can to reduce CO2 emissions, minimize ServInt's carbon footprint, and to help replace and rebuild diminishing resources. Here are just a few of the steps we're taking:
- Virtualization, the basis of ServInt's VPS and Flex Series green hosting environments, uses far less energy by consolidating sites onto more efficient host machines, and allowing us to decommission hardware that is less environmentally-friendly.
- All of our hosting solutions use only high-performance, low-voltage servers, reducing energy requirements and carbon emissions.
- ServInt recycles 100 percent of all recyclable hardware components and meets or exceeds environmental requirements for the disposal of all non-recyclable, hazardous components.
- ServInt contributes to reforestation projects at levels exceeding the overall draw of our VPS infrastructure by at least 10 percent.
ServInt's green data center build-outs reflect our strong commitment to the environment. This is part of the reason we have partnered with Coresite in our main facilities in Northern Virginia, DC, and LA. Every Coresite facility maintains a low PUE number with some as low as 1.9.
Our "Green Hosting Initiative" project is ongoing, as we continually seek to find new ways to reduce our carbon footprint and to maximize whatever positive impact we can have on the earth.
You may have seen these "Hosted by ServInt" logos on popular websites you visit:
ServInt makes these logos available to all of its clients, so you can proudly announce that the infrastructure you rely upon is provided by a group that cares about green hosting and tries to make a difference.
Read more about ServInt's Green Hosting Initiative, and how we're helping to restore the resources we use: