Recommendation : 4. Monitor the impact of the host
Does the datacenter provide reliable information in terms of energy consumption ?
IS the data published and verifiable?
The total energy consumption is useful for estimating the environmental footprint of the data centre. This should also take into account backup equipment (generators, UPS, etc.). However, having a breakdown of this consumption by usage is much more meaningful, as some indicators are only calculated with more precise data (e.g. PUE). In addition, such breakdown allows to identify the points that consume the most energy in order to implement actions to reduce them.
69. Internet sites are hosted by a service provider which displays its Green IT policy
12 other criteria related to the recommendation: Monitor the impact of the host
Are the servers and technical equipment certified ?
Does the supplier display all of its indicators ?
Is the end-of-life equipment recycled or upcycled (sale / donation / recycling, etc.) ?
Does the electricity come from renewable energies ?
Is the hosting company transparent about the carbon impact of the infrastructure and its usage for its customers ?
Are the suppliers selected on the basis of their ability to communicate the differentiating indicators ?
Are the legal structure, its subsidiaries and its parent company respectful of regulations and ethics ?
Is non-critical equipment obtained from reconditioning ?
Is the equipment repaired rather than replaced ?
Are servers and routers renewed when technologies allow better energy efficiency ?
Does the construction / sheath / insulation materials used allow for better energy efficiency. Does the building meet HQE, rt2012 or equivalent standards ?
What is the impact of data center cooling on the environment ?