Recommendation : 4. Monitor the impact of the host
Is the hosting company transparent about the carbon impact of the infrastructure and its usage for its customers ?
Does the data center operator provide its customers with the information to know the carbon impact?
The activity of a data center generates a carbon impact which can be significant.
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 ?
Does the datacenter provide reliable information in terms of energy consumption ?
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 ?