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Cloud hosting is known for being very energy-intensive, with high consumption of power across data centres. The cloud industry is booming, but at what cost to the environment? 

Going green
At Hyve we reduce as much of our energy output as possible and offset anything that we can’t reduce via a tree planting scheme. We follow green initiatives, partnering with some of the UK’s leading carbon reduction and offsetting organisations to become carbon neutral.

Reducing our carbon footprint
Whilst we reduce as much energy as we can, a lot of it still omits unavoidable carbon dioxide.

Carbon offsetting is a process where the equivalent amount of CO2 is released by various methods. Hyve has participated in the tree planting scheme, which is the most natural way to take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and release oxygen. This venture is a positive and long-lasting contribution to reducing our carbon footprint.

Energy-efficient hardware
We also use specifically engineered hardware including power-efficient memory and hard drives to reduce data centre energy consumption at Global Switch 2, which is our main data centre.  Our cloud hosting platform has blade servers that share 6 power supplies, meaning that only 6 power supply units are required for 16 servers. Due to the size of each blade enclosure, there are cooling benefits even with a huge reduction in rack space.

Find out more about how you can reduce your business’s carbon footprint by getting in touch with our sales team today on 0800 612 2524. 

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