The Green Grid Completes Energy Efficiency Measurement Recommendations

May 17, 2011 by · Comments Off on The Green Grid Completes Energy Efficiency Measurement Recommendations 

Webmaster ToolboxPortland, OR – The Green Grid Association, the IT industry’s leading voice for advancing resource efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems, together with The Data Center Metrics Coordination Taskforce, today delivered its latest recommendations for energy efficiency measurement and reporting.

The new report, titled “Recommendations for Measuring and Reporting Overall Data Center Efficiency: Version 2 – Measuring PUE at Data Centers” completes the guidelines for applying the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE™) metric, created and promoted by The Green Grid. The new information includes specific recommendations for how to measure and calculate PUE in mixed-use data center facilities and introduces a condenser water source energy weighting factor. Read more Announces New Green Web Hosting Services

May 3, 2011 by · Comments Off on Announces New Green Web Hosting Services 

Webmaster ToolboxNSW, Sydney – To address the desire of consumers to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions generated by web hosting services, Anchor Web Hosting now offers green carbon neutral web hosting as an upgrade on all services. The reduction in emissions is accomplished using Climate Friendly’s Voluntary standard product and start at $5.00 annually for shared website hosting plans.

In addition to helping clients become better stewards of the environment, Anchor also pays special attention to ensuring customers start with the best performing, lowest cost web hosting plan. Growth paths for client’s sites are tailored to expected increases in website traffic, changes in technologies, deployed infrastructure, and a desire to improve site response times and range from competitively priced shared hosting plans to high capacity dedicated servers. Read more

New Green Initiatives at Codero Ramp Up Eco-friendly Concepts

April 14, 2011 by · Comments Off on New Green Initiatives at Codero Ramp Up Eco-friendly Concepts 

Hosting ServicesLenexa, KA – In celebration of Arbor Day and Earth Days in April, Codero a dedicated hosting and cloud computing provider, is inviting its associates, their families and customers in the Kansas City area where the company is headquartered, to participate in EarthWalk on April 16, 2011. The three-mile walk is a fundraiser for Bridging the Gap, an organization connecting business leaders, government agencies and citizens on environmental issues.

In addition, Codero recently initiated two endeavors to further reduce its environmental footprint. Donations of furniture and office furnishings are being made to the Salvation Army in Phoenix, Arizona where the hosting company’s data center is located. In addition, Codero is working with tenants in its Phoenix office area to bring in recycling container bins to start a cardboard recycling program.

Codero continues to recycle used servers by putting more energy-conscious power supplies in place for all of its servers. In addition, power supplies in the Phoenix data center have been updated with the purchase of only 80PLUS certified power supplies to reduce energy consumption by 25-30%.

Currently the company also participates in a Plant-a-Tree program which it began on Arbor Day, 2010. Customers are invited to participate in the campaign to help with reforestation. Those using dedicated, managed or cloud hosting plans may donate $1, $5, $10, $15, or $20 dollars through their online orders. Codero uses a forestry organization to plant the tree in a customer’s honor.

For the last two years, Codero has taken an industry-leading position to instill a company-wide green culture. The company uses 100% green power through the purchase of 100% certified green renewable energy sources to power all severs in the data center and headquarters. A green server bundle is yet another step Codero continues to take to help reduce the buildup of green house gases currently causing climate change.
Read more

Vantage Data Centers to Host Smart Data Center Revolution, Earth Day 2011

March 30, 2011 by · Comments Off on Vantage Data Centers to Host Smart Data Center Revolution, Earth Day 2011 

Web Hosting BlogSanta Clara, CA – Vantage Data Centers will be hosting the “Smart Data Center Revolution” at its $300 million Santa Clara data center campus to celebrate the largest LEED platinum candidacy campus in the U.S. and to discuss the commercial viability of a much-needed, fundamental shift in the data center industry towards improved energy and operating efficiency. This event will also highlight Vantage Data Center’s Santa Clara project as an example of how innovative companies can work together. These ground-breaking companies and organizations include event sponsors G.E., Fujitsu, Toshiba, Rosendin Electric, IBIS and Sustainable Silicon Valley.

The Smart Data Center Revolution is an invitation-only opportunity to tour Silicon Valley’s most innovative and efficient data center campus as the second building is built. This event will allow attendees to learn how the sponsoring companies will use their technology partnerships and expertise to drive down costs, risks and reduce construction time. Their collaboration will bring green and smart technology together to deliver superior performance and transform the data center industry. Read more

HostPapa Partners with Love Trees for Earth Day

March 25, 2011 by · Comments Off on HostPapa Partners with Love Trees for Earth Day 

Web Hosting BlogONTARIO, CANADA – HostPapa Green Web Hosting has partnered with Love Trees for an exciting Earth Day celebration. With the participation of HostPapa’s clients and friends, HostPapa continues its commitment to going green by seeking to donate 10,000 trees, through Love Trees, by Earth Day 2011.

HostPapa was one of the first web hosting companies to make a public commitment to going green. HostPapa continues to offer high-value, low-cost web hosting services that are powered 100% by renewable green energy sources. Read more

Datapipe Powers U.S. Data Centers with 100 Percent Renewable Energy

March 9, 2011 by · Comments Off on Datapipe Powers U.S. Data Centers with 100 Percent Renewable Energy 

Hosting ToolboxJersey City, N.J. – Datapipe, a leading provider of managed services and infrastructure for IT and cloud computing, announced today that all of its U.S. based data centers are now powered by 100 percent renewable energy. This makes Datapipe the only IT Company in NJ and one of thirteen nationwide to be a member of the EPA’s Green Power Leadership Club.

As part of the company’s sustainability strategy, Datapipe’s California data center, located in San Jose, has fully converted to running operations on renewably sourced electricity. Datapipe converted its other U.S.-based data centers to renewable power in 2010. Read more

Green-Powered Websites Rank High

March 24, 2009 by · Comments Off on Green-Powered Websites Rank High 

Webmaster NewsLondon – Web hosting company 1&1 Internet Ltd, released research conducted in association with the USA’s Wired Magazine which identifies the latest ‘green expectation’ from consumers – that virtual shops should now run more green operations. The results show that the requirement for all companies to go green is growing, as the traditional methods of using less energy are only a start in the eyes of most consumers today.

1&1’s ‘SMB Green Study’, conducted by Wired Magazine and Vision Critical of some 543 US adults found that a green-powered website may be a deciding factor when selecting which retailer to purchase from. Over 60 per cent of people admit to being swayed to purchase from an online shop if the website identifies itself as using green energy. Some 78 per cent of consumers say that the environmental practices of even a virtual shop are important to them, and most consumers believe that all businesses should be environmentally responsible. Read more