Amsterdam, The Netherlands – (The Hosting News) Web hosting carrier-neutral, green data center provider, EvoSwitch, was recently named in the German Federal Environment Ministry’s report, in the ‘best-practices’ area of green data-center initiatives in Europe, the U.S. and Asia.

Among the eleven energy-efficient data centers worldwide described in the report isthe Dutch carrier-neutral data center with its CO2-neutral operations. The German Federal Environment Ministry prepared the report with ‘the world’s best practices’ based on research by the Borderstep Institute for Innovation and Sustainability. The report is intended as an eye-opener and incentive for other information technology and data center managers, as well as suppliers of data center equipment, to take social responsibility for energy use in data centers. Available in German and English, the report not only targets Germany, but is also intended for distribution in Brussels.

Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Environment Minister, in the preface of the report stated ”Energy use by servers and data centers in Germany was 10.1 TWh in 2008. That’s twice as much as in 2000. Unless we take extra measures in data centers, Germany can expect to see a substantial increase in CO2 emissions. However, if data centers would follow the example of these innovative data centers, Germany alone would be able to reduce its power consumption by a total of 25.8 TWh until 2013, and thus reduce its CO2 emissions by 15.3 million tons and achieve a total cost savings of 3.5 billion euros.”

EvoSwitch remarkably energy-efficient. The report describes the technologies that in 2008 enabled EvoSwitch to achieve a PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) rate of 1.6, or an energy savings of 40 percent compared to traditional data centers. In fact, the near-term goal is to achieve a PUE of 1.3 to 1.2, or an energy savings of 70 to 80 percent compared to traditional data centers. A remarkably efficient result for such a large data center, say the researchers of Borderstep.

EvoSwitch is a carrier-neutral, green data Center (CO2-neutral). The data center is very energy efficient and has a PUE of 1.6 with a near-term goal of 1.2. EvoSwitch is located in the Amsterdam region, has good connections and a spacious floor area of more than 9,000 m2. EvoSwitch is ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certified. To customers this means that their IT infrastructure within EvoSwitch is protected according to the highest standards. The data center has a total capacity of 20 Megawatt. This power capacity enables EvoSwitch to guarantee customers that there is always enough energy available. EvoSwitch operates fully climate-neutral. In cooperation with the Climate Neutral Group the data center invests in worldwide projects to restore the CO2 balance in the atmosphere.

Companies that install their equipment in the EvoSwitch data center can use the logos of the The Green Fan Partner Programme on their web sites to show that they use a climate-neutral data center.

To learn more, please visit: www.evoswitch.com.

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