Connectria, a global provider of managed cloud services and cloud hosting, has launched a Carbon-Neutral ‘Green Cloud’ in both North America and the European Union (EU). Connectria‘s Green Cloud would allow companies running IBM i and VMware systems to reduce their energy consumption “by as much as 95% and be carbon neutral” running IBM i and VMware workloads.
The energy savings are made possible by a unique systems architecture developed and implemented by Connectria, and through Connectria’s advanced data centers including its newest data center in Amsterdam.
“Connectria’s Amsterdam data center is a model of energy efficiency and sustainability, designated as a Leed Gold facility,” said Rusty Putzler, COO of Connectria. “The facility is ISO 14001 and 50001 certified and uses a mix of biomass and hydro power to achieve 100% renewable energy consumption while maintaining reliability for our customers. The heat generated by the data center is captured and used to heat buildings on the University of Amsterdam campus. It is one of the most energy-efficient data centers in the world and helps us deliver a carbon-neutral footprint across our IBM i and VMware Clouds.”
“The Green Cloud Initiative is right in line with our No Jerks Allowed philosophy,” said Rich Waidmann, founder, President and CEO of Connectria. “We talk a lot about No Jerks Allowed when it comes to how we treat our customers and employees, but it’s really much more than that. Data centers account for about 3% of all energy consumption worldwide and growing, and we want to be good stewards of our planet. By creating carbon-neutral IBM i and VMware Clouds, Connectria is doing our part to take care of our planet, and not be jerks.”