Laramie, Wyo.-based IDES Inc., a search engine provider for the plastics industry, is changing how it operates to lower its impact on the environment.
The company recently opened its own naturally cooled computer server room at its offices in Laramie, and co-located backup servers at Green House Data, a data center in Cheyenne that is completely powered by renewable energy.
‘For us, advancing the environment while lowering operating costs is good business,’ says Mike Kmetz, president of IDES. ‘Our hope is that companies both in our community and our industry adopt new energy-saving technologies, too.’
As a backup and disaster recovery measure, IDES also co-located servers at Green House Data. The facility is powered by renewable wind energy purchased from the local power company's wind farm.
SOURCE: IDES Inc.