Ultra-efficient hardware and software
Our data centres use the most modern, energy-efficient hardware. Low-power processors deliver performance and help eliminate excess heat, so they need less energy.
The 1&1 IONOS web hosting system is Linux-based. This allows us to deliver optimal performance at high loads, while also being able to reduce the total number of servers. Similarly, virtualisation enables us to increasingly replace dedicated servers with cloud servers, while containers reduce redundancy on the operating system kernel.
In addition to the servers themselves, cooling requires a considerable amount of energy. Finding more intelligent ways of cooling our data centres is a top priority.
Extensive renovations were carried out in 2017 at our data centre in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, where the UPS systems were replaced by a much more efficient system that reduces energy losses.