McLean, Virginia – (The Hosting News) – June 19, 2008 – Business web hosting firm, ServInt, has adopted and developed a new Green Initiative, in an effort to demonstrate its commitment to climate-positive hosting.
ServInt’s Green Initiative also outlines commitments to responsible recycling of hardware at end of life. ServInt recycles all recyclable components and meets or exceeds environmental standards for the disposal of all non-recyclable hazardous components.
Reed Caldwell, Founder and CEO of ServInt noted, ”The web hosting industry is a major contributor to global energy consumption and carbon emissions. ServInt is committed to offering hosting services that have a positive effect on the environment.”
ServInt’s Green Initiative deploys multiple green methodologies to help customers operate with minimal environmental impact. ServInt’s commitment to climate-positive hosting applies to its entire line of Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting services. Each of ServInt’s VPS services is backed by a commitment to offset the total carbon footprint of the VPS by at least 110 percent. ServInt accomplishes its carbon-offsetting goals through large-scale reforestation campaigns operated by American Forests.
To ensure a truly climate-positive approach, ServInt calculates its reforestation commitment not only on the energy consumption of the host servers, but on its entire VPS infrastructure. That includes compensating for all core routing and switching equipment, for cooling and redundant power operations, and for an extensive back-LAN that provides customers with free backups and centralized update repositories.
As part of its Green Initiative, ServInt announced that two of its most popular hosting services are now its most environmentally responsible offerings. ServInt’s SuperVPS and UltimateVPS services feature low per-capita energy consumption through efficient virtualization. These services also make exclusive use of Dell low-voltage server hardware, which provides high-performance while operating with a much smaller carbon footprint.
Both SuperVPS and UltimateVPS are powerful replacements for the traditional dedicated server. They offer customers increased redundancy while providing the same computing performance of a traditional dedicated server with significant cost savings. These solutions are ideal for small and medium-size web-based companies that demand a hosting service managed by experienced professionals.
Mr. Caldwell added, ”More businesses now realize that, besides harming the environment, energy-inefficient computing can adversely affect their company’s financial health and lead to serious competitive disadvantages. Our method of virtualization improves energy efficiency via the decommissioning of unnecessary physical servers and higher utilization of the remaining, more energy-efficient servers.”
ServInt was founded in Northern Virginia in 1995 as one of the first web-hosting companies to offer a managed, dedicated server solution. ServInt is a provider of high-reliability web hosting for businesses worldwide. It services are provided from multiple data centers, including a scalable suite of VPS, dedicated and enterprise-level server options. ServInt’s commitment to Green IT services is demonstrated by its popular Virtual Private Server (VPS) solutions. ServInt’s clients include thousands of customers in over 60 countries.
To learn more about ServInt’s Green Initiative, please visit: www.servint.net/about/green.php.
For more information about ServInt, please visit: www.servint.net.