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Wednesday, June 05 2019 - 09:00
OnApp Announces New Cloud Energy Rating Scheme and Carbon Offset Commitment as Part of Wider 'Greener Cloud' Initiative
LONDON, June 5, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

World Environment Day -- OnApp has announced a new "greener cloud" initiative 
to help minimize cloud infrastructure CO2 emissions, and reduce the impact of 
OnApp clouds on climate change. 

OnApp cloud management software powers cloud services for hosting companies, 
MSPs and Telcos in 93 countries. OnApp's green initiative includes a new energy 
rating scheme for these OnApp cloud providers; a commitment to pay the carbon 
offset cost for all cloud compute infrastructure managed using OnApp software; 
and an upcoming grant scheme that will enable environment-oriented start-ups to 
apply for funding to help bring their ideas to fruition. More details are 
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"Cloud computing has a negative impact on the environment, and as one of the 
world's enablers of cloud, we're part of the problem," said OnApp CEO, Ditlev 
Bredahl. "We've been collecting data and analyzing infrastructure across the 
global network of OnApp clouds - and now we're offsetting the total CO2 
generated by OnApp compute infrastructure, as well as helping cloud providers 
understand how they can reduce those CO2 emissions." 

The new energy rating scheme aims to give OnApp cloud providers an easy way to 
see how their energy consumption compares to other providers, and how much CO2 
their cloud produces, and get suggestions on how to improve those figures. 
Using those figures OnApp will offset the CO2 generated by its customers' 
clouds, globally. 

OnApp clouds already give service providers the means to minimize their carbon 
footprint, by enabling cloud providers to use spare capacity in other OnApp 
clouds, via the OnApp Federation, rather than deploying new servers of their 
own; by optimizing utilization of compute nodes; and by using software-defined 
storage and networking rather than power-hungry hardware devices. 

"When it comes to choosing your cloud infrastructure, the same advice applies 
as it does to all kinds of products," added Ditlev Bredahl. "Ask yourself three 
questions: first, do you really need it? Second, is there a more efficient, 
environmentally friendly way to get what you need? And third, is the 
infrastructure you use wasting resources you don't need - is it overkill for 
your workload? Through our product development and our supporting green 
initiatives, we hope to make it easier for cloud providers and consumers to 
choose wisely."

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