At vshosting~, we believe economic efficiency and environmental responsibility are two sides of the same coin.
The entire data center is designed for maximum efficiency
Data center built for efficiency
We designed our Prague data center with maximum efficiency in mind from the very beginning. Every year, we make further adjustments to move ever closer to our commitment to sustainability. As of 2022, our data center has been running on certified green energy.
A new server consumes ca. 10 % less energy than a 3-year-old one, making a huge difference for both the environment and the prices we can offer customers. Before upgrading any server, however, we always consider the total economic and environmental impact. In consultation with each customer, we only proceed towards an upgrade if it makes sense.
We fine-tuned every detail of our cooling system
Cooling plays an enormous role in a server’s power consumption. This doesn’t just mean air conditioning, which is a must for every data center, but also ventilation of the server itself. These two systems need to be optimized in sync to minimize energy consumption. At vshosting~, we’ve been able to do so by decreasing the ventilation rate on an individual server level and slightly increasing air conditioning output, resulting in a 6% reduction in electricity usage.
Our air conditioning units are constantly being optimized to achieve maximum efficiency and minimize energy consumption. During the hottest days, we supplement our air conditioning system with something known as adiabatic cooling. In essence, this means misting the air conditioners’ condensers with cool water and in turn reducing their power consumption.
We emphasize responsible waste management
Reducing waste volume
Thanks to our strict standards on voltage consistency and temperature ranges, we increase the longevity of our hardware by 10-20 % compared to other providers. This leads to a corresponding decrease in waste generation.
Strict recycling policy
We make sure to recycle all of our waste, whenever possible. This includes all hardware and related items, as well as office waste. Of course, we make sure to delete all data safely and completely before recycling servers.