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Green Cloud IT

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. With modern cloud-based technologies and solutions, we ensure that information and communications technology is more in tune with our environment today and in the future. (Video in german language)

Challenges on the Way to Sustainable IT

Data Center

At around 75 percent, electricity consumption accounts for the largest share of a data center's operating costs. This is because the capacities of many data centers are often geared to peak loads. These are rarely reached - but the resources still have to be permanently supplied with energy and be cooled.

Energy Management

Companies often lack the data and information they need to optimize their energy management and operate it in a sustainable manner.

IT Devices

More and more IT devices are being used - due to short product life cycles and increasing demands. The production and disposal of smartphones, tablets and other devices consumes more and more resources.

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.

Better resource utilization
More sustainable use of IT equipment
Active energy management

Our Data Center? Exceptionally Green!

We're going ahead with Green Cloud-IT. Arvato Systems is constantly striving to optimize the energy supply processes of its own data centers and to ensure energy-efficient operation.

With a power usage effectiveness of 1.43, the Arvato Systems data center in Gütersloh was awarded the "green star" by the eco association for its low CO2 emissions and reduced power consumption. An absorption chiller has been in use in our data center 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 and cost-effective way. The cooling machine obtains the heat required for the conversion from the block-type thermal power station located on the site. The power plant generates both electricity and heat. In winter the buildings are heated, in summer the servers are cooled. The system is thus not only used more economically, but the additional heat consumption in the summer months now also generates environmentally friendly and cost-effective electricity.

We are continuously optimizing the infrastructure of our data center in order to reduce energy consumption. For example, all UPS systems (UPS: "uninterruptible power supply") were replaced with new, more efficient units.
With the development of a Software Defined DataCenter and the associated increase in cloud offerings, the next green milestone has been reached.

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Our Energy Management? Intelligently Connected!

The Arvato Systems "Smart 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.

Your Contact for Corporate Responsibility

Marcus Metzner
Chief Marketing Officer