At Orange Business, we are very conscious of the environmental responsibility we have. When it comes to energy use, waste, pollution, transport, purchasing and more, we choose green solutions where possible. Our employees have a strong environmental commitment and we closely monitor our climate footprint.
Orange Business environmental focus areas
Through analysis, planning and good processes, power consumption targets are defined for our data centres, with all possible reductions being implemented. This helps reduce the need for energy and creates less demand for natural resources. By controlling and reducing our energy consumption, we become cost-effective.
Life cycle management
We develop processes and tools to control the life cycle of the infrastructure and replace hardware when needed. With the latest technology, our processes and tools can support the operational functions and save working time through automated routines. They can also keep costs down, while at the same time enabling a positive impact on the environment.
Expertise and competence
We endeavour to continuously learn more about our environmental challenges and our capacity to deal with them – both in the short and long term. We strive to be at the forefront when it comes to environmental issues in our industry. Awareness of Orange Business environmental focus extends throughout the company, and we encourage our employees to actively reduce their environmental impact.
Evironmental efficiency (PUE)
A data centre’s energy efficiency is measured using the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) metric.
PUE = total power consumption of the data centre – the amount of power used by IT equipment
The optimum is a PUE value of 1.0, while values of close to 2.0 are more common today