Fossil Free Data certifies Conapto's datacenters
Conapto’s three datacenters in Stockholm, Sweden have now been certified with the global label for sustainable data, Fossil Free Data. This makes Conapto one of the first in the world to meet the strict requirements of being energy efficient, having low carbon dioxide emissions, and using 100 percent renewable electricity.
Digitization together with increased use of data are often seen as environmental friendly, but as many of the world's datacenters are powered by fossil fuels they can have a major impact on the climate. Currently, data storage accounts for just over two percent of global carbon dioxide emissions and three percent of the world's energy consumption. This means that carbon dioxide emissions from data storage are on par with the global aviation industry according to the science journal Nature.
The Fossil Free Data label represents successful sustainability efforts for datacenters that meet strict energy efficient measures. The certification acknowledges that customers' systems and data are managed in a sustainable manner.
“Our certification of Conapto not only shows Sweden's unique conditions for sustainable datacenters, but also that Conapto shows the way for climate smart data usage. This is a big step in the right direction and we are truly happy to certify Conapto with FFD”, says Patrik Öhlund, CEO of Node Pole.
“We have been very focused on our sustainability strategy and the goal is clear, we want to be the sustainable alternative for datacenter colocation in Stockholm. The Fossil Free Data certification is another proof that we are on the right track and we are very proud to be one of the first in Sweden to pass it”, says Håkan Björklund, CEO of Conapto.
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