I saw a post on the Rackspace blog today which got me thinking (yes, we do read the competition’s blogs!)
They’re making this big thing about how “The Cloud” is saving the environment, and to be true they are right … it is in fact one of the things we’ve been proud of here at Fido with our VPS solutions – something we’ve been offering since 2005 – before anyone had even heard of “The Cloud”.
It got me thinking that we’re just not doing enough to promote what we do ourselves, mainly because we take it all for granted … well we’re going to try and change that as obviously a lot of the stuff we do isn’t all that obvious!
- only emailing invoices. This saves an amazing amount of paper, as well as electricity which in turn reduces carbon output.
- virtual servers everywhere! Again, massively reduced carbon footprint as a result
- Green servers with ultra low power requirements. Every year we upgrade and replace older servers with those that offer more processing power whilst consuming less electrical power and generate less heat, again reducing the carbon impact our business has on the world.
Every day we continue to investigate new ways of operating Greener Data Centers and lowering the impact we have on the world around us. Everything from walking or cycling to work, using the train instead of driving and turning lights off when they’re not needed. Little things, but every bit helps!
What are you doing to help? Have you considered replacing your power hungry server with one of our lean green virtual machines?