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ServInt meets its climate-positive web hosting goals for 2008

February 25
14:31 2009

Hosting NewsMcLean, Va. – ServInt, a pioneering provider of high-reliability web hosting for businesses worldwide, today announced it successfully met its climate-positive web hosting goals for 2008. In June 2008, the company launched its Green Initiative, deploying multiple green methodologies to help customers operate with minimal environmental impact.

For 2008, ServInt met the goals of its Green Initiative via the following programs:

–ServInt offset the total carbon footprint of its entire line of Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting solutions, including its SuperVPS service, by at least 110 percent. This was accomplished through a large-scale reforestation campaign operated by American Forests (www.americanforests.org). To ensure a truly climate-positive approach, ServInt calculates its reforestation commitment not only on the energy consumption of the host servers, but on its entire VPS infrastructure.

–ServInt recycled all recyclable components and exceeded environmental standards for the disposal of all non-recyclable hazardous components.

–ServInt made exclusive use of Dell low-voltage server hardware for two of its most popular hosting services, SuperVPS and UltimateVPS. This helped to ensure low per-capita energy consumption through efficient virtualization. The Dell hardware provides high-performance, while operating with a much smaller carbon footprint. Both SuperVPS and UltimateVPS are powerful replacements for the traditional dedicated server. They offer customers increased redundancy while providing the same computing performance of a traditional dedicated server, with significant cost savings.

ServInt’s Green Initiative has helped its customers realize that, besides harming the environment, energy-inefficient computing can adversely affect their company’s financial health and lead to serious competitive disadvantages. ServInt’s method of virtualization improves energy efficiency via the decommissioning of unnecessary physical servers and higher utilization of the remaining, more energy-efficient servers.

ServInt Founder and CEO Reed Caldwell said the Company is committed to the concepts of Lean Manufacturing by running the least-wasteful organization possible.

“In 2008, we helped ourselves, our customers and the planet by utilizing efficient servers, recycling our components and investing in carbon-offset projects,” Caldwell said. “This year, we will continue our commitment to these green measures and go even further by exploring new ways of decreasing waste and increasing efficiency.”

Those interested in learning more about ServInt’s Green Initiative can call 1-800-573-7846 or visit www.servint.net/servintgreeninitiative.php.

About ServInt
ServInt is a pioneering provider of high-reliability web hosting for businesses worldwide. ServInt’s commitment to Green IT services is demonstrated by its popular Virtual Private Server (VPS) solutions. ServInt was founded in Northern Virginia in 1995 as one of the first web-hosting companies to offer a managed, dedicated server solution. From multiple world-class data centers, ServInt now provides its scalable suite of VPS, dedicated and enterprise-level server options to thousands of customers in more than 60 countries. For more information, please visit www.servint.net.

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