Climate Action moves into Verne Global’s carbon neutral data centre
Verne Global, the environmentally smart data centre developer, has today announced that Climate Action is now hosting its email systems at Verne Global’s renewable-powered data centre in Iceland.
Verne Global, the environmentally smart data center developer, has today announced that Climate Action is now hosting its email systems at Verne Global’s renewable-powered data centre in Iceland.
Climate Action is a leading sustainable development organisation, working in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – the world’s foremost body on environmental protection and stewardship. Climate Action establishes and builds partnerships between business, government and public bodies to accelerate international sustainable development and advance the ‘green economy’. Climate Action does this by providing a global media and events platform across which stakeholders share knowledge, technologies and expertise, identifying solutions to the challenges faced by climate change and a growing population.
“As an organisation that has worked in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for the last six years, and advocated the need for greater sustainability within international business, it is important that we ensure our own activities are as green as they can be,” said Adam Nethersole, Director at Climate Action. “It was an easy choice for us to move our email hosting to Verne Global’s facility in Iceland. The move was simple and ensures that all our future communications are powered sustainably, further reducing our carbon footprint.”
Climate Action is hosting its email with cloud and managed services company, Opin Kerfi, which is a Verne Global partner and HP distributor in Iceland. “Organisations like Climate Action are realising that they can easily strip carbon from their operations by moving applications such as email to renewable-energy powered cloud services,” said Gunnar Guðjónsson, CEO of Opin Kerfi. “Our job is to help firms make this transition as simple and hassle-free as possible.”
With electricity consumption by European data centers rising by 63 per cent in 2012*, and research from analyst house Gartner anticipating that, by 2015, the prices for 80 per cent of cloud services will include a global energy surcharge, more businesses are demanding sustainable, long term solutions for their hosting requirements.
“We are pleased to have the Climate Action group in our facility and applaud them for setting the example of hosting their email at our campus,” said CEO Jeff Monroe at Verne Global. “Adopting these business practices enables companies to reduce or completely eliminate pollution associated with rising needs for computing power.”