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We’re going Carbon Neutral. Have you?

We’ve recently looked into the amount of CO2 that we output into the environment and it is generated in so many ways, from the servers we run, company mobile phones, computers and laptops that we use on a day to day basis, cars and so on.

This is always increasing, as we add more servers or visit the datacentre more to install new kit. Even as servers become busier, they will draw further power from the electricity supply, thus generating more heat and in turn CO2.

For our core systems such as our website, internal mail servers and various other services, we have already started using virtualisation allowing us to harness the full power of a server instead of having several servers running with very little load. This not only means that we’re using less electricity, but also generating less heat (and some of the racks we have seen in some datacentres can get very toasty!)

All packaging that we receive such as cardboard, paper and plastic is all recycled so that it can be re-used in the future and any old hardware is correctly disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.

Even our company mobile phones are being made carbon neutral and at the end of their useful life they will also be recycled so that none of chemicals can enter the environment.

We’ll be ensuring that all of our shared, reseller, and VPS servers are made carbon neutral too. Any dedicated server or colocation customers that want to join us in lowering CO2, can do at coco2.org for a small annual fee.