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Sustainability in focus

Banner In addition to the high quality standard, firstcolo also pays attention to the environmentally friendly operation of its own data centres.

This is mainly due to the indirect free cooling of the racks and the use of electricity from 100% renewable energy sources combined with an advantageous PUE value of up to 1.25.

In addition to the high quality standard, firstcolo also pays attention to the environmentally friendly operation of its own data centres.

This is mainly due to the indirect free cooling of the racks and the use of electricity from 100% renewable energy sources combined with an advantageous PUE value of up to 1.25.

Our features at a glance

100%
Green electricity
Cold aisle containment &
indirect free cooling
1000 tree donations for the R3 opening
1.25
PUE value
100%
Green electricity
Cold aisle containment &
indirect free cooling
1000 tree donations for the R3 opening
1.25
PUE value

With indirect free cooling, a water-glycol mixture, which acts as a medium, is first cooled with outside air. Afterwards, this medium cools the data centre area via a pipe system. This differs from direct free cooling, where the outside air is used directly as a cooling source. Finally, the water-glycol mixture with the absorbed heat can be transferred to a recooler, which transmits the heat to the outside and allows the mixture to cool down again.

The PUE value, i.e. the Power Usage Effectiveness, sets the total energy consumption of the data centre in relation to the energy consumption of the IT infrastructure. Based on the firstcolo PUE value of up to 1.25, this means that only 25% of additional energy is required for services outside the IT equipment. This includes, for example, the cooling or air conditioning of the data centre space, which are required in addition to the actual operation of the hardware.

firstcolo obtains 100% of the green electricity for its data centres from the energy provider Mainova AG. This company generates the renewable energy from environmentally friendly sources such as wind power plants. The origin of the green electricity generated is clearly documented in the register of the Federal Environment Agency.

Optimal room temperature

With a room temperature between 24-25 degrees, the hardware in the firstcolo data centres on Hanauer Landstraße is sufficiently cooled, so no superfluous energy is wasted on more powerful cooling.

Security and efficiency combined

Cold aisle containment and indirect free cooling are used as cooling technologies, enabling both economical and effective cooling of the entire data centre area. Modern fan systems in combination with LED lighting and thermal cameras that detect heat spots against poorly ventilated areas or possible cable fires ensure a safe and efficient running of the fc data centres.

Our Footprint, our responsibility

One of firstcolo's major goals is to keep the CO2 footprint of data centre operations as small as possible. In order to get closer to this goal, we have already taken the most important measures. Nevertheless, there is still room for improvement. In the energy-intensive data centre business, sustainability is particularly important and we are aware of our responsibility. That is why, despite the cost pressure from our competitors, we are constantly trying to make our operations more sustainable and thereby reduce our ecological footprint.

Hence, we have decided to take a big step. firstcolo has sought a new investor with effect from October 2022 that specialises in sustainable business models and supports companies in becoming a role model in sustainability: Cube Infrastructure Managers. This is a particularly big challenge for us, as this partnership entails high requirements that are costly and complex to implement. But thanks to this outstanding partner, we now have the confidence of achieving our sustainability goals in a more timely manner.

ÖkoBasis certificate

Thanks to the ÖkoBasis award from Mainova AG, firstcolo data centres are insured to run on 100% green electricity from renewable sources.

Sustainability at firstcolo

With us you get the most modern IT infrastructure for your needs! Our data centres in Frankfurt am Main are powered by 100% green electricity from renewable sources with efficient cooling. Get a no-obligation consultation and obtain your desired infrastructure today!

A promise for the future - to mark the launch of R3!

With the opening of the new, state-of-the-art data centre space R3, firstcolo will plant one tree for each rack in R3 in cooperation with the climate protection association Primaklima. Hereby, in addition to sustainable RZ operations, firstcolo is setting an example to combat the climate crisis.

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We will be happy to advise you on choosing the right solution and are sure to find the infrastructure that fits your needs perfectly. Completely focus on your core business and let our teams implement your desired solution on our sustainable data centres!