At 121 IT we do our best for the environment – from smart meters for heating, hybrid or low fuel consumption company vehicles to ALL (yes all) our consumed electricity sourced from wind power.
As a Silver partner, we are pleased to see Microsoft looking at novel ways of reducing energy consumption too and being a bit greener.
They have dropped a datacentre into the North Sea (see picture) to take advantage of the cooling available naturally. This saves enormously on power consumption. The aim is to use these for up to 10 yrs, retrieve them and recycle. Additional bonus is that these sites are usually very close to renewable energy sources.
Photo by Noah Buscher on Unsplash