ONRAMP IS A GREENCHOICE CHAMPION
OnRamp has always made energy efficiency a top priority. In 2006, OnRamp became the first Data Center company in Texas powered by 100% green energy. As an Austin GreenChoice® Champion through Austin Energy, 100% of the power for OnRamp’s Austin I Data Center comes from renewable energy such as wind power.
RIGHT-SIZING THE DATA CENTER FOR MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY
OnRamp’s commitment to energy efficiency goes beyond utilizing green power. Investing in new green technology, right-sizing the Data Center’s physical infrastructure and devices to the load and designing an energy-efficient system are all techniques OnRamp has employed to help reduce power consumption. OnRamp recently completed improvements in the design and implementation of our cooling systems, leading to a reduction in electricity and an increase in reliability. More efficient power equipment, including best-in-class uninterrupted power supply systems (UPS), air handling and surge suppression units ensure that OnRamp’s Data Centers consume less energy. Designed to adapt to changes in technology or business environments while maintaining, or improving, availability and efficiency, this equipment architecture creates a dynamic critical infrastructure that supports IT agility and enables operational efficiencies. As a result, this best-of-class equipment lets OnRamp respond to rising energy costs with high-efficiency power and cooling solutions, remove barriers to new technology deployments imposed by power and cooling limitations, increase computing capacity, add redundancy to achieve higher levels of availability without disrupting operations and add power and cooling capacity without impacting system reliability. OnRamp’s multi-pronged approach in the areas of engineering, deployment, operations and organization has driven environmental sustainability not only within the company but also among the clients who trust OnRamp as their Data Center operations company.
CUSTOMERS BENEFIT FROM ONRAMP’S GREEN DATA CENTER
OnRamp’s customers benefit from the company’s commitment to going green. As a result, OnRamp is able to keep costs for Colocation and Managed Hosting customers competitive. And, OnRamp finds that companies nationwide are more inclined to conduct business and align themselves with a “green” company like OnRamp as a way to demonstrate environmental and social responsibility.