2013-02-12 10:56:33 - Businesses can access highly efficient, cost-saving and resilient carbon-free web hosting and e-mail solutions, including secure offsite back-up, from a leading UK data centre company offering a truly green service.
Atlantic Vision Ltd, the Nottingham and Derbyshire-based specialist with over 15 years’ experience in commercial hosting, has launched Avecoh, an environmentally friendly platform that taps into the pristine environment of Iceland to help UK companies take advantage of some of the cleanest and cheapest electricity in the world for storing their critical data.
With its cool climate and abundance of water, Iceland is geographically rich in natural resources and can generate 100% renewable energy through geothermal electricity and hydroelectricity, making it an ideal location for energy intensive industries such as data centres.
In addition to the carbon-free advantage the Avecoh system in Iceland offers businesses for backing up data and web hosting, there are also cost and efficiency benefits. According to recent
research the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of data centres is often 1.8 to 2.5, with cooling equipment the largest contributor to power consumption.
The Avecoh data centre enjoys virtually free cooling all year round which minimises the PUE value by greatly reducing the amount of power normally needed by IT equipment to perform actions such as air conditioning.
Atlantic Vision’s managing director, Chris Jukes, says Avecoh is the perfect business-to-business data centre solution for companies of all sizes looking to reduce their carbon footprint, as well as helping in the battle to contain the impact of skyrocketing electricity prices in the UK.
He commented: “Avecoh is a high quality and reliable internet solution that doesn’t cost the earth. We wanted to offer businesses an environmentally friendly service for powering high-spec servers and of course you also had to consider cooling them as well. There are only a few places on the planet where you can generate electricity which is totally renewable.
“Geothermal electricity has been around for years, while Iceland has an abundance of glaciers for production of hydroelectricity. They are the key reasons why we host in Iceland and why it’s classed as 100% carbon free. The third thing to consider is energy consumption. Iceland’s sophisticated natural air is a far cheaper cooling alternative to air conditioning.”
Avecoh’s prices compare very favourably with standard hosting providers that do not offer a carbon-free hosting environment. Atlantic Vision is also offering a free 2gb data back-up service and 10% discount off all its published price packages by using the voucher code TRADE21, valid until May 31st 2013.
Atlantic Vision passionately believes that data back-up is the most important computer service businesses can have. Its free secure data storage of up to 2gb is a great deal for backing up information stored on applications like Windows 7, mac work stations or laptops and comes with no set-up costs or contract.
The company is confident that it provides the most cost-effective and secure hosting packages available. Prices start from as little as £3 per month for 5gb of storage, a small price to pay compared to losing data and suffering the resultant damaging consequences in terms of cost and reputation.