Atum uses virtual servers to make IT greener

Posted by Liam Britten

When the Green Party of BC needed to improve their IT infrastructure, they weren’t just looking for a more reliable service provider — of course, reliability was a factor in their decision — but also a company that shared their environmentally friendly values.

Enter Atum, a Toronto-based server hosting company that prides itself on its environmental record. Atum uses virtual servers to cut down on its environmental footprint. Virtual servers combine the capabilities of up to 35 dedicated, autonomous server onto one powerful physical server. Environmental benefits of virtual servers include less power usage, less manufacturing of difficult-to-recycle servers and less server infrastructure requirements (e.g. less air conditioning for server rooms). By combining 35 physical servers into a single virtual server, companies can cut down on their greenhouse gas footprint by up to four tons.

As well, Atum has a proprietary electronics recycling program and will even buy clients’ old servers for reuse or recycling in house. These efforts made Atum one of four finalists for Canada’s Greenest IT in 2010.

For more info about Atum, visit their website here.

Company:
Atum Corporation
Website:
http://www.atum.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Atum has been providing top-quality IT solutions to small and medium-sized organizations across North America for since 2000. Our certified professionals follow best practices to ensure everything is completed following a proven methodology. With our state-of-the-art infrastructure, unmatched customer service, and 24/7 live support, we are committed to ensuring the complete satisfaction of each and every customer. more


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Liam Britten

Liam Britten

Liam Britten is a writer and editor with a journalism background operating out of Vancouver. In addition to his work at Techvibes, he has been published in student publications across Canada, as well as local newspapers such as The MapleRidge-Pitt Meadows TIMES and The Langley Advance. An aficionado for the finer things in life — such as video games and sports — Liam is plugged into the tech... more



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