ITS proudly developed a green initiative aimed at neutralizing our carbon footprint and supporting local tree planting organizations. When a new offsite backup account is created at ITS, $50 is donated to local endeavors to beautify our little world in Jones County, Iowa.
Green Datacenter Design
ITS takes pride in the planning and foresight that makes our datacenter run strong and lean each day.
We utilize in-row cooling to provide maximum cooling with peak efficiency. This allows us to implement row-based architecture for both intelligent cooling of the in-row hardware, as well as managing the humidity of the entire data center. The key design concept that makes this solution effective is the management of the hot air. Heat rejection moves the hot air away from the hardware into a ‘hot aisle’ where it is pulled in and cooled by an air conditioning module in an adjoining row.
Our data center also contains a Novec 1230 gaseous fire suppression system. Manufactured by 3M, this environmentally friendly replacement to halon fire suppression boasts many features unmatched by other products on the market. The Novec 1230 is non-ozone depleting, has a five-day atmospheric lifetime, and carries a global warning potential of 1.
Green IT Solutions
Interested in more cost- and energy-saving IT choices?
Offsite backup is not the only environmentally-conscious way to enhance your business efficiency and continuity; several other strategies also offer two-fold benefits.
Virtualization allows you to run multiple machines off of one physical server, and can provide access to your virtualized machine over the internet through a secure connection. Servers are easily managed and more efficient, and workplace networks are often more secure and reliable when employing virtualization.
Citrix Virtualization is a specific virtualization company that allows clients to access commonly-used business applications like Microsoft Office on a shared server. Citrix provides virtual instances of software and hosts it on a physical server – this eliminates some costs associated toward licensing, gives users access to files from any internet-connected computer, and allows the company to budget better with a monthly fee.
Contact ITS to learn more about being green and saving green through our Trusted, IT Solutions!