Toronto, Canada – (The Hosting News) – July 16, 2007 – Web hosting provider for small to medium-sized businesses (SMB), Netfirms, has officially debuted the launch of its green energy saving program. Netfirms Green was created to demonstrate a commitment to reduce the company’s environmental consumption, by conserving energy in its data centers and corporate offices.
The company is in the final stages of migrating their clustered server architecture and data center operations to a direct current power source using Rackable Systems (NASDAQ:RACK) patented DC power technology. The technology has already reduced Netfirms data center power consumption by 25%. By end of 2007, they plan to reduce power usage in data centers by 45%.
Giovanni Coglitore, Chief Technology Officer of Rackable Systems remarked, ”Our proven DC Power technology has the potential to significantly reduce power consumption and increase server reliability. DC power gives technology companies like Netfirms the opportunity to actively help our environment by reducing energy usage and decreasing the amount of heat produced in large-scale data centers while maintaining their competitive edge.”
Jason Matheson, Product Manager at Netfirms added, ”DC power is the most viable method of reducing our environmental footprint. It sees more direct results than purchasing renewable energy credits.”
As part of the Netfirms Green program, the company has also reduced energy consumption in their offices. The corporate office is a Certified Go Green Building by the national BOMA Go Green Environmental Certification program. They have reduced energy consumption by minimizing decorative lighting and raising the air temperature in their buildings.
Netfirms, Inc., founded in 1998, is a provider of web hosting solutions and technology to small and medium-sized businesses, home office, entrepreneurs and individuals worldwide. Netfirms hosts over 1,200,000 websites, delivering trust, quality, and reliability each and every day. Netfirms operates offices in the U.S. and Canada.
For more information about the Netfirms Green program, please visit: www.netfirms.com/company/green.
To learn more about Rackable Systems, please visit: www.rackable.com.
To learn more about BOMA Go Green, please visit: www.bomagogreen.com.
To learn more about Netfirms, please visit: www.netfirms.com.