Making IT Greener
Balancing ICT and the environment
IT, Energy Efficiency & More
At Arvato Systems, we strive to permanently improve our energy efficiency and that of our customers through the use of our solutions and products. We rely on green power, continuously modernize our data centers and support with modern cloud-based technologies and solutions so that information and communication technology is significantly more in harmony with our environment - already today and even more in the future. (Video in german language)
Our Data Center? Exceptionally Green!
Arvato Systems is constantly striving to optimize the energy supply processes of its own data centers and ensure energy-efficient operation.
With a power usage effectiveness of 1.39, the Arvato Systems data centers in Gütersloh were awarded the "green star" by the eco association due to their low CO2 emissions and reduced power consumption. And we rely on green electricity: For the Gütersloh data centers, Arvato Systems exclusively purchases green waterpower electricity from the local public utility company.
In addition, an absorption chiller has been in use for our data centers in Gütersloh since 2017. It is able to generate cooling from thermal energy and thus supply the servers with cooling air in a much more energy-efficient manner. The heat used for the conversion is generated in a CHP plant operated by a sister company. Heat that would otherwise be lost unused is thus used for server cooling in the summer months.
We are also continuously optimizing the infrastructure of our data centers in order to further improve energy efficiency. We have achieved this with a wide range of measures, for example by
- Modernization of equipment
- Implementation of lighting controls
- Improving cold air distribution
- Raising temperatures in the data centers
- Using UPS systems (UPS: "uninterruptible power supply") with higher efficiency.
With the evolution to a Software Defined Data Center and the accompanying increase in cloud offerings, further steps are being taken toward greener IT.
Balancing ICT and the Environment
Arvato Systems develops solutions that help companies achieve higher energy efficiency through better IT resource utilization. By shifting computing power to the cloud, more sustainable device usage is possible. And with our innovative Smart Energy Platform, we offer active energy management that can help further increase energy efficiency by actively controlling energy generation and consumption.
Our Energy Management? Intelligently Connected!
The Arvato Systems "Arvato Energy Platform" is an Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data platform that enables energy management based on energy data. The platform collects and processes all data from various sources, such as weather, sensor, technical plant and consumption data. On the basis of the data evaluation, the energy consumption of companies can be optimally controlled to such an extent that energy costs can be significantly reduced through greater transparency and the purchasing optimization based on this.
Web-based environmental reporting: green.screen
With the Arvato Systems environmental data platform green.screen, you can record, analyze and evaluate your company's environmental data. Company-specific effects on the environment can thus be displayed, evaluated and compared in measured metrics: Trends, peaks, ratios and courses become visible. With green.screen you simplify and automate your environmental reporting. You can find all information about green.screen here!