Reducing Your Carbon Footprint with Fully-Managed Cloud Services

Companies have learned that by switching to a managed services provider, they can gain flexibility and scalability while simultaneously cutting costs. But what they may not realize is that the cloud not only benefits their business efficiency, but also, their environmental impact. Managing and processing data on local IT resources greatly increases carbon emissions and by moving to a managed services partner, you can reduce your carbon footprint as well as contribute greatly to your sustainability goals.

Here’s how you can do that with Zadara Edge Cloud Services.

Leverage Energy Efficient Infrastructure Technologies

Energy and cost efficiency are built into Zadara Edge Cloud Services. Secure, multi tenancy enables you to get the most out of your physical footprint. Additionally, deduplication, compression, thin provisioning, and cloning technologies all help to lower power consumption by seeking to occupy the smallest data footprint on disk.

Ancestry.com, a Zadara customer, was able to reduce the number of rack units (RUs) it managed from 2,500 down to around 30. That’s a more-than 90% reduction in data center footprint – but the company hasn’t had to sacrifice performance.

“Zadara has enabled us to get the performance we need, such as running a higher performance node as we moved to the Virtual Private Storage Arrays (VPSAs),” says Nolan Fluckiger of Ancestry in a recent webinar. “Performance is consistent and with Zadara’s built-in support, we can be more efficient with fewer resources and get the same output.”

Break Free of Inefficient Legacy Infrastructure Technologies

Technology innovations and refreshes continually improve upon energy efficient ways to deliver IT resources. Zadara enables you to deliver value to your organization with resources that are deployed once yet benefit from latest technologies with seamless hardware and software upgrades at no extra cost and built-in compatibility with future technologies. As part of our managed services, we keep you up to date with the latest, most efficient technologies (SSDs, HDDs, storage components, etc.) as they are available, without having to wait for a technology refresh cycle.

Cloud based managed services are all about efficient power usage

The data centers where Zadara equipment sits are designed at scale and built for efficient energy use to achieve optimal utilization and operating temperature. Indeed, many data center and colocation providers have made sustainability a key aspect of their growth strategy. Cloud computing data centers use less wattage to provide back-up power and cooling for their data centers due to superior hardware setup. Additionally, many of these data centers have high standards for clean energy sources and several have stated near term goals for 100% clean renewable sources.

Unburden yourself from hosting and managing your infrastructure

Zadara’s Edge Cloud Services allow you to unburden yourself from hosting and managing your infrastructure. It offers a pay-as-you-go, consumption based (100% OpEx) pricing model to help control and optimize your spending (zero hidden transport fees; free ingress and free egress helps here, too!). Technology wise, you get easy, self service compute and storage provisioning using predefined & fully-customizable instance types, EC2 compatible APIs, unified, multiprotocol and secure storage with thin provisioning, replication and your choice of fast or slow media – everything you have come to expect for your enterprise IT available in a simple, straight forward and 100% OpEx pricing model.

 

 

 

 

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