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Posted at Jul 10, 2018 @ 10:37am data center

Green Data Center Servers

Businesses are relying increasingly more on proper computing software and hardware. Regardless of the type of business, computing plays a role of some sort. Small contracting service type businesses use computing for accounting and to market to their clients, while a larger business with hundreds of staff members manage computer networks to carry out all of the various processes of their respective business.

 

Promoting Green Initiatives

One of the common denominators in many of today’s businesses is the promotion of green initiatives and making environmentally correct changes in their business as an image builder to their clients. These green practices range from energy efficient lighting to utilizing biodegradable cleaning products. Most of these businesses make sure it is well known and promoted that they are doing their part in protecting our environment. It has become almost a necessity for many industries that they promote green initiatives to be accepted by their customer base.

Some may question the sincerity of many companies that on one hand self-promote when they make a decision to switch to something like recycled paper while their computing infrastructure is having an increasingly negative effect on the environment. No one is saying they should eliminate their computers and just use recycled paper to run their business. However, they should become educated on the effects outdated computing has on our environment and make the appropriate decisions to upgrade their computing infrastructure to one that is more technologically advanced and more energy efficient.

 

Benefits & Savings

The latest studies have revealed that the average PC which is 3-5 years old uses approximately 150 Kilowatt hours of electricity at a cost of about $.12 per kilowatt hour or $18 a month. A server for the average office would generate about double the cost and electrical usage of the PC. To succeed, businesses need to keep both costs in line as well as do what seems to be politically and environmentally correct. What many are considering is migrating to the Cloud, by moving some or all of their computing infrastructure to an energy conscious green data center. Cloud Computing is growing in record numbers for several reasons such as cost savings, security, accessibility as well as being the right thing to do environmentally. So depending on the amount of computers or servers your company utilizes, you could easily determine your savings along with the numerous other benefits of moving to the cloud.

 

TurnKey’s Green Data Center

At TurnKey Internet’s company owned data center we have done as much as we could have regarding green initiatives. We utilized the latest technology that would allow the systems we put in place to be the most energy efficient available. Additionally the electricity we use to power all of our systems comes from 100% renewable resources. We utilize our own rooftop solar power plant along with hydro-electric power fed directly from Niagara Falls. Our data center was designated by the EPA as a certified ENERGY STAR® Data Center, and as a Green-Certified Business by the Green America Organization. We are also a certified Green Business Bureau member.

So if you are considering moving your business to the cloud, I would hope you consider TurnKey Internet not only for the technology, service and security we could provide for your company’s computing needs, but also because you would be making an environmentally correct choice.

 

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Written by David Maurer on July 10th, 2018

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Posted at May 1, 2018 @ 9:00am data center

Green Data Center and Cloud

It shouldn’t come as a surprise when I tell you that we humans haven’t been too kind to Mother Nature lately.  In fact, it seems that every time you open the newspaper or turn on your TV, there is a new fact or statistic telling us all how we are destroying our planet. And it’s not just you and me. It’s the sum of our everyday, first world amenities that may be slowly taking a toll on the rest of the plant. The airline and automobile industries, the pharmaceutical industry and businesses involved with fertilizers are just a few things we take for granted that could possibly be hurting us more than helping.

But while over 7 billion people roam the Earth, many of us, are slowly becoming more conscious on the effect we are having on our planet. Here at TurnKey Internet, we realize the effects data centers can have on the environment as well. Ever since we established our company, we’ve been taking large strides to make our data center as green as possible.

But how can you make a data center green? And what does it take? Well, let us tell you!

We’ll start from the outside.

If you drive up to our data center, you may not notice one of our coolest and biggest features that make us so green.  We have an advanced on-site solar array that provides clean, pollution-free power that covers our entire roof!

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As we head inside, you probably wouldn’t notice something else that would be right in front of your face. The lights! You know those little energy saving lights you buy for your home? Well imagine if you could bring them to work with you, replace those awful florescent lights, and save money while using a lot less energy.

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Next, we head into the data center. If you have been in a data center before, then you might notice something drastically different about ours. Well we call them “pods” or to be more specific, state-of-the-art Smart Aisle Cold Containment Pods. These awesome things use a fraction of the amount of energy typically used in a data center by using in-row precision spot cooling. This spot cooling works with in-rack temperature sensors that regulates the climate and keeps the servers at an optimal temperature.

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Finally, another great feature at our data center is that we receive hydroelectric power for New York’s Niagara Falls, thanks to Governor Cuomo’s ReCharge New York program.

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That’s right. Those beautiful falls are helping us become one of the most energy-efficient data centers around. Because here at TurnKey we mean business… and we mean green! 

To learn more about TurnKey Internet’s Green Data Center, visit www.turnkeyinternet.net/green

 

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Written by David Maurer on May 1st, 2018

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