In 2007, Gartner reported that the IT industry was responsible for approximately 2% of global green house gas emissions– equivalent to the aviation industry at the time. Since then the number of data centers worldwide has surpassed 500,000. This massive and growing need for energy is contributing, in a big way, to the global carbon emissions crisis, due in part to the energy grids data centers use, which are powered by ”dirty energy,” or fossil fuels.
You can do your bit, by Going green and reducing your organizations green house gas emissions. An Icelandic company offers a green infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), including compute, network and storage resources – all based on open source technologies and commodity hardware. GreenQloud is truly GreenIT cloud services and the GreenQloud’s public compute cloud and data storage services are hosted at renewable energy-powered facilities.
GreenQloud has built partnerships with software, platform, and database vendors to also seamlessly provide Saas, Pass, and DBaaS services. And in addition, to ensure ease of use for eco-friendly clients transferring their data and/or computing from Amazon, GreenQloud says that it is Amazon-compatible.
GreenQloud’s APIs are compatible with the most widely used IaaS clouds on the market — with existing tools made for other cloud solutions, out of the box, without having to tailor them specifically for GreenQloud.
You should really take a look at this GreenQloud, they have an advantage that similar services from Amazon, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace and HP Openstack do not have, and that is that they are not a US based companys, so your sensitive data falls under Icelandic laws and would not be open to the USA PATRIOT Act. if a request comes to hand over data.
The other advantages are the commitment to open-source, this makes it a truly open platform, with many options to integrated applications and services.