Switch says all data centers, clients on green power
Las Vegas Review-Journal, January 5, 2016. Image credit: The Networking Nerd
The data storage company Switch has announced that as of Jan. 1, all of its SUPERNAP data centers and its more than 1,000 clients who are co-located at their facilities were powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
This makes Switch the world’s largest co-location data center environment to adopt all inclusive green technology. Co-location data centers offer their services to multiple clients.
Unlike other data center providers who only purchase renewable energy credits — sometimes from several states away in a process that many believe leans toward ‘greenwashing’ — Switch said it will be producing the renewable energy it needs to run its SUPERNAP data centers through new solar facilities operating in Nevada.
In an effort to further cement its commitment to implementing renewable energy use, Switch worked closely with NV Energy and the Nevada Public Utilities Commission to develop the NV Green Energy Rider tariff for Southern Nevada. The tariff utilizes NV Energy’s vast network of renewable generation resources including geo-thermal, wind, hydro and solar combined with Switch Station 1 and Switch Station 2 to deliver 100 percent green energy services to the company 24 hours a day.