Sustainability at plusserver
Sustainability and responsibility are not just buzzwords for us!
Our contribution to the environment, social affairs and governance
Sustainable IT signed and sealed
Data center operations account for a large portion of our energy consumption. However, we are committed to keeping our energy consumption as low as possible and rely 100 percent on natural energy. Boasting a PUE (power usage effectiveness) value of 1.35, our own data centers are considered particularly energy-efficient. This means that our data centers are considered highly energy efficient.
This is also underlined by our certifications such as DIN EN 16247-1 as well as our own environmental policy. An annual ESG report provides information on our individual environmental, social and governance measures.
With regard to IT governance, we have important certifications such as ISO 27001 or a demonstrably high level of data protection in accordance with IDW PH 9.860.1.
Download our ESG Report
Transparent answers to questions about the environment, social commitment and governance
Our environmental policy
We place the same importance on ecological commitment as on economic success and social responsibility. Our environmental policy contributes to the following objectives:
- Protect the environment
- Reduce costs
- Establish energy consumption transparency
- Trace energy costs back to their cause
- Quickly identify the energy relevance of corporate changes and take necessary measures
- Ensure the energy supply in line with demand
- Sensitize our employees
Our environmental policy at a glance
We look at the big picture for all our service activities. This means minimizing the consumption of energy and resources throughout the entire supply chain and life cycle.
Sustainability in action
Our teamwork is characterized by humanity, fairness and responsibility. We also promote our employees’ environmental awareness. They are actively involved in implementing the guidelines.
One step ahead
We are committed to continuously and systematically improving our company’s energy performance beyond mere compliance with legal requirements and regulations.
We ensure that environmental pollution, energy waste, accidents and illnesses are prevented in the company every single day.
Data center energy efficiency
Our measures to reduce CO2 emissions
Directed air flow through cold and hot aisles
The front and back of our servers are arranged opposite each other, creating hot and cold aisles. A raised floor allows us to direct the cooling air into the cooling aisle in front of the server racks. By physically separating the cooling air from the warm exhaust air, we significantly increase the cooling efficiency of the data center.
Free cooling mode
Free cooling can be achieved by bringing outside air directly into the data center through pollen filters. If the outside temperature is too high, we can switch from direct free cooling to mixed mode. A water circuit absorbs waste heat and releases it to the outside air via heat exchangers.
Ideal supply air temperature of 25 °C
At this temperature, we can use refrigeration systems as little as possible, while reducing the power consumption generated by the system’s fans when the temperature is too high.
Switching off devices that are no longer needed
When everything is ready, we start the migration based on our best practices. The availability of your applications is maintained as much as possible. Our service can also include automation and provisioning of cloud services. Testing and a review complete this step.
Monitoring of all values
Monitoring of supply air and return air temperature with proactive messages when setpoints are exceeded or not reached.
Zero Carbon Committed
VMware has launched “Zero Carbon Committed,” an initiative in which all participating partners commit to running their data centers on 100 percent renewable energy or achieving carbon neutrality by 2030.
We support this initiative because we already supply all our data centers with electricity from renewable sources.