UKFast's Ecoservers help online business bloom

Article date: Tue, 04 Mar 2008 10:19 GMT

Ecoservers with Linux or Windows help the environment as well as your business

A new web hosting technology created by Manchester ISP UKFast is cultivating SMEs in an eco-friendly manner.

Ecoservers are an environmentally friendly hardware using less energy and generating less heat so running and cooling costs are vastly reduced. Additionally, the green UPS in the Ecoserver data centre works to 91% efficiency, which is seven per cent more efficient than standard systems. These benefits are passed down to businesses in the form of a large cost saving.

The benefits of Ecoservers go beyond the idea of building technology that is environmentally friendly. They are also being used as a platform from which smaller businesses can quickly and affordably increase the capabilities of their online presence as they grow.

Neil Lathwood, UKFast's IT director said: “Ecoservers are much more scalable than shared hosting solutions and also much cheaper than standard dedicated server solutions. When the time comes for a business to upgrade its server hardware to a more powerful solution, information and applications can simply be “dragged and dropped” onto the new platform.”

When a website starts to receive a lot of traffic, many companies find that they need to upgrade their server solution. This is because of the need for increased bandwidth, processing power and the desire to develop the solution to integrate with databases and other functional software.

“As competition online increases, shared hosting is becoming a dying breed,” said Lathwood. “However, many businesses do not want to begin with a large dedicated server but require sophisticated technology to keep pace. Ecoservers bridge the gap and improve your carbon footprint.”

Users also benefit by being in line with government directives to improve their technology procurement policies. And the service operates on a paperless system with all billing undertaken online. Furthermore, with every Ecoserver sold, UKFast invests into natural woodland saving it from development.

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