Be Green – Act Blue
Digitalization has seen demand for IT infrastructures and energy skyrocket in recent years. It is estimated that IT infrastructures are responsible for around two percent of global energy consumption today – and the trend is growing.
As a data center operator, we are aware of our responsibility to act in harmony with both people and the environment. Sustainability is therefore a principle that is firmly anchored in our values. For us, green IT is a sustainable vision under the motto "act blue": with innovative technology, we focus on efficient solutions and sustainability.
By using smart technologies, we enable growth while ensuring environmental friendliness. Our experience helps us to identify optimization potential and implement efficiency improvements. We have been committed to perfecting efficiency since we started building and operating data centers.
100% renewable power
We meet 100 percent of our data centers' energy requirements using renewable energies. We encourage our customers to use the same power mix for the energy requirements of their hardware.
A data center can only function efficiently if everything is perfectly coordinated. Since the beginning, we have been perfecting building design, power distribution systems and cooling solutions, as well as customer installations. We have acquired unique knowledge that we keep expanding.
Recognized & certified
Our first building project, the Zurich-West Data Center, has already received several awards for its exemplary energy efficiency. Our energy efficiency programs are managed under ISO 50001 and are certified according to international standards.
Measurable efficiency: an impressive PUE of 1.19
Our energy efficiency is a major contribution to increased sustainability. The Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) scale measures the total energy consumed in a data center in relation to the power consumption of its computers. A PUE value of 2.0 means that a data center requires the same amount of power as its IT systems for all operations (cooling, power, security). Today, the average Swiss data center has a PUE value of 1.8, while our systems operate much more efficiently.
With our latest data centers, we achieve a PUE value of 1.19 at maximum load (high-density cloud applications). This value is internationally recognized as proof of outstanding performance. Such PUE values are difficult to achieve for small company-owned data centers.