Recommendation : 4. Monitor the impact of the host
Is non-critical equipment obtained from reconditioning ?
Is the source of supply disclosed?
Extending the life of equipment reduces the need to replace equipment, and the use of refurbished equipment is an attractive practice in this respect. However, in some cases technological advances and the efficiency of technical components make new equipment a better choice that could consume less energy for the same usage.
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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 ?
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 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 ?