Our goal: climate-friendly hosting
The energy requirements of German data centers are rising continuously, by around 50 percent since 2010. A study commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology forecasts that data centers in Germany in 2025 will require At 16.4 terawatt hours, around 7 percent of nationwide electricity consumption will account for.
How do we manage the balancing act between growing digitization needs and climate-friendly data centers and IT infrastructures in the short and medium term? As a business hosting provider that maps the entire range of IT infrastructure services and works with a large number of companies, we see it as our duty to drive forward climate-friendly digitization.
Our focus: Sustainability
If, like us, you place great value on sustainability, you've come to the right place! ScaleUp is already a pioneer in the areas of sustainable digitization and sustainable data centers. Since 2019, our company has been intensively addressing its ecological footprint.
Ecoprofit program 2021
We have already implemented many measures to reduce our carbon footprint. Some of them are measurable, others unfortunately not.
Energy: 13.720 kWh
Raw material: 13.720 kWh
Energy: 915 kWh
Energy: 890 kWh
CO2e: 510 kg
CO2e: 2090 kg
Climate footprint 2021
ScaleUp has prepared its first carbon footprint - including its Scope 3 emissions - for 2021.
The carbon footprint includes emissions associated with the operation of our business (Scope 1), employee transportation (Scope 1 & 3) and our colocation space. The above emissions correspond to Scope 1, -2 and -3 emissions As defined by the Green House Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) with a 10 percent safety margin to account for inaccuracies and minor emitters. For Scope-3 emissions, annual expenditures for upstream electricity (green power), IT hardware, employee electronics, and office supplies were accounted for as cradle-to-gate. Upstream emissions for buildings were excluded from the accounting because most of them were older than 30 years, as well as for building assets over which ScaleUp has no operational control. The data used came from financial data, a mobility evaluation including logbooks, electricity consumption data, and supplier surveys.
Sustainable Cloud Hosting
Low Energy Cloud
For its own cloud infrastructure, ScaleUp has been increasingly relying on efficient refurbished Open Compute (OCP) and Rack Scale hardware since the beginning of 2021. The switch is doubly worthwhile, because on the one hand OCP hardware is more powerful and significantly more efficient in operation. Secondly, the use of refurbished hardware saves up to 66% of the CO2e that would be generated by the manufacture of new hardware. In addition, a cold aisle containment system will be installed in Hamburg, which will enable further energy savings potential.