Green IT: environmental awareness in the business world
Aware of its responsibilities to society, Eurotux established early on, the goal of being an environmentally friendly company, able to balance its day-to-day necessities with the protection of nature. In this manner, the company has taken the initiative in selecting equipments that obey the best production guidelines and with the greatest possible energy efficiency rating.
This concern with the sustainability and efficiency of Eurotux’ IT systems, came into focus particularly since the start of the provision of datacenter services in 2005. The greater awareness for the need to protect the environment, allied with a paramount need to reduce energy costs, makes the Green IT concept a central element in Eurotux’ work philosophy.
One factor that has helped towards this goal has been the widespread use of virtualization. This technology is an essential element in energy management and allows Eurotux to provide “IT-as-a-service”, minimizing the volume of resources used.
These considerations enable energy cost reduction and a very interesting practical result for Eurotux’ clients: presenting more competitive service proposals. In addition to these savings, these clients can be fully confident that they’ve chosen an environmentally conscious partner, concerned with future generations.
Nevertheless, the company’s environmental concerns aren’t just focused on energy bills, as great care is taken into selecting datacenter equipment that can be replaced, and reused in different environments beyond its initial use, sent for recycling, or even donated to charity.
Why Green IT?
Since the 1970’s, environmental consciousness has acquired a crucial importance in all of society and the world of Information Technology is no exception. All over the world, business are increasingly impelled to minimizing the impact on the environment.
This concern is well represented in the IT market, driven by the high rate of energy consumption and e-waste produced in this sector, propelling the search for alternatives that are less aggressive towards planet, reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
In light of all this, Eurotux will continue to strengthen its commitment to sustainable development and with preserving the environment, in its ongoing concern with the selection of equipment and implementation of technologies that are in-line with the optimization of its IT resources.