Every industry has environmental initiatives to reduce carbon footprint, waste, and use energy more efficiently. The IT industry achieves these initiatives through the use of Green IT. Mail2World and its customers received the benefits of Green IT daily through the use of Mail2World’s energy-efficient data centers, optimized hardware infrastructure, and by having the most efficient messaging solution available.
There are many things a company could do to become “greener,” including implementing Mail2World’s green email services. Today I’ll be talking about our energy-efficient data centers, optimized hardware infrastructure and efficient mail application. Point is, by using Mail2World messaging services instead of an energy and hardware intensive in-house email systems, your company can reduce costs, consume less energy, and improve messaging experiences.
How are we Greener?
First let’s talk about servers, we wouldn’t be able to run our business without servers... yes, we love ours. Here at Mail2World, we use Dell’s latest servers with virtualization to maximize the server utilization and reduce power consumption. By keeping our hardware current we are able to ensure we’re always using the most efficient hardware which reduces energy consumption. When necessary we send old equipment to our business partners so they can recycle them in the most eco-friendly way possible.
Next, let’s discuss data centers. Mail2World has one of the most energy-efficient data centers around. The data centers we utilize are designed to operate at top performance per watt of power. Our data centers also promote cloud computing and virtualization, which all assist in reducing carbon footprint. Our data center utilizes hot and cold aisles to minimize cooling efforts and ensure equipment stay cool. The data center also provides free covers for open spaces between equipment that are placed on the front of equipment racks to maximize cold air to equipment. Our data center is over 100,000 square feet, so maximizing every square foot to efficiency is very important. The overall effect is a data center with very efficient cooling while minimizing carbon footprint.
Next, let’s discuss the data center’s high-tech lighting system. Mail2World’s data center has been equipped with a lighting system that operates with a timer and motion sensors. Depending on the day and time of day the lights throughout the data center will be turned off automatically. During this time if someone is working within the data center they can go to a light control panel and turn the lights on for their work area. The lights will stay on as long as there is motion detected within the area. There are several benefits to this system because less energy consumed by lights and cooling systems don’t have to work as hard to cool hot lights. It also ensures that lights are on only when and where needed.
Lastly, let’s discuss our messaging solution. Mail2World’s messaging solution uses optimized code to ensure fastest possible load times when viewing messages in webmail or downloading them via an email client. This means that our servers and network equipment are transmitting the least amount of data to your computer possible for you to have a rich user experience when using our solution. Ultimately your computer is consuming less energy because it processes less data when viewing messages.
Implementing the practices discussed above will ensure companies are protecting the environment and reducing the cost of doing business at the same time. Finally, because Mail2World already employs these practices, our customers can rest assured that their email provider is actively practicing “Green IT.”
Sr. Network Manager