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  Post #46 (permalink)   10-15-2013, 03:25 AM
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It's really almost entirely marketing. Someone mentioned that HostGator is wind powered. They're technically not. They only bought wind energy credits, which lets them say that they're wind powered, but they use normal power if that makes sense
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  Post #47 (permalink)   10-15-2013, 01:06 PM
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It's really almost entirely marketing. Someone mentioned that HostGator is wind powered. They're technically not. They only bought wind energy credits, which lets them say that they're wind powered, but they use normal power if that makes sense
Pretty silly to do that. Oh marketing.
 
 
 


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  Post #48 (permalink)   10-30-2013, 09:31 AM
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In my opinion a green data centre is one that achieves maximum energy efficiency with minimum environmental impact.

It is widely accepted that power usage effectiveness (PUE) is an accurate measurement of server-room efficiency. And the range of metrics is expanding, with the carbon usage effectiveness (CUE) metric. CUE, combined with PUE, enables data centre operators to quickly assess the relative sustainability of their data centres, compare the results, and determine if any energy efficiency and/or sustainable energy improvements need to be made. Since PUE has received broad adoption in the industry, the CUE metric is a natural extension of PUE and is part of a family of efficiency metrics that data centres can use.

Creating a green data centre means:
- developing ways of increasing power efficiency of equipment and cooling systems
- actively looking at ways to make the data centre more responsive and dynamic
- deploying more sophisticated management tools
- taking a more holistic view of data centre management
 
 
 


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It's like being a vegetarian. Just because someone doesn't chicken, doesn't mean less chickens are getting slaughtered.

A green hosting does very little for the environment in my opinion. Sometimes it's even ridiculous; some hosting provider (can't remember the name) said they're GREEN because they don't have an office.
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  Post #50 (permalink)   07-06-2014, 02:33 PM
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It's like being a vegetarian. Just because someone doesn't chicken, doesn't mean less chickens are getting slaughtered.

A green hosting does very little for the environment in my opinion. Sometimes it's even ridiculous; some hosting provider (can't remember the name) said they're GREEN because they don't have an office.
Of course hosting can't be completely green however hosts offset that with 'green' efforts / investments.

Having a completely remote work force would contribute to being a green company as there is less waste and no daily commutes for every employee and so on. No, it does not mean they're 100% planet friendly though they're more so than a company of equal size where every employee needed to commute to an office and back daily.

Edit: Just noticed you bumped this thread from last year.. good job :\
 
 
 


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I think these days it matters and I have had clients that was solely looking for eco servers / hosting
 
 
 


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There are many benefits on going the 'green' route for business. Poor energy management and high energy consumption can be very costly for the environment and to business.

This is pushing the trend into a more eco-friendly state which I don't think is such a bad thing in the long run. Cleaner environment and cheaper hosting!
 
 
 


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Technically then the Big Boys who pack uber amounts of people on a server, are being green for getting the most out of their equipment.

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If you're looking to sign up with a green hosting provider, you can start a chat with them, and find out if they are a eco-friendly hosting provider by asking them why they consider themselves green, find out if they use any renewable form of energy, if trees are planted around where hosting equipment reside, energy saving appliances are being used, and see their concern on this.
 
 
 


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Its exactly what i stated in post 7

"Green" Hosting? How Important Is It?

even if a DC were to use solar/wind power, it would never be enough to run the DC, so they still have to use conventional power ( non green)
http://appadvice.com/appnn/2012/05/a...he-end-of-2012

Apple is making it happen in North Carolina by building their own private solar grid. It is really quite impressive. Check out the link above for a short video on how it is all going to work.
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