Recommendation : 1. Reduce the impact of hosting
Does the provider subscribe to best practives for datacenters ?
Does the datacenter follows European code of conduct for data centres ?
Datacenter business give more and more rules to deploy good practices and propose code of conduct?
Hosting technical documentation tracks compliance rules and certifications
15 other criteria related to the recommendation: Reduce the impact of hosting
Is the waste from the data center recovered or recycled ?
Is PUE (Power Usage Effectivness) available ?
Does cooling affect groundwater ?
Does the location of the data center affect the ecosystem nearby ?
Is the quality of the water degraded by its use in the data center ?
Does the water used come from the drinking water supply ?
Is the data center causing noise pollution ?
Is any of the produced indirect energy (heat) reused ?
Is the building LEED / BDM certified or equivalent ?
Is the cooling optimized based on accurate temperature analysis ?
How and on what criteria is cooling optimized ?
Does the data center infrastructure take cooling constraints into account ?
Are the server power supplies efficient ?
Is the occupancy rate of the datacenter rooms optimized to improve the energy balance ?
Is WUE (Water Usage Effectivness) available ?