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Despite being Europe’s second largest hosting company, Strato are also carbon neutral!
They didn’t achieve this by purchasing offsets either. Strato did it by:
1) purchasing energy efficient hardware
2) using very precise cooling methodologies
3) using customised software to run its facilities and finally
4) by buying CO2 free energy from NaturEnergie.
Strato’s Executive Director for Information Technology and Innovation is Rene Wienholtz and I will be chatting to him tomorrow morning asking him how a hosting company, typically a massive power sink, can go carbon neutral.
If you have any questions you’d like me to put to Rene in the podcast, either leave them in a comment on this post, or email them to me ([email protected]).
Jiri Ludvik says
could you ask what percentage in carbon reduction they achieved by each of the step you mention?
Jim Hughes says
Tom, A few thoughts/queries
Has the carbon saving had a real cost benefit? Or have the lower power costs been exceeded by the premium for carbon neutral electricity?
Would you recommend other hosting providers take the same route?
Do you think environmental awareness is an area where European hosting companies have a head start over the US?