Hosting Solutions for the environment
Our commitment and our initiatives to protect the environment.
The history of Hosting Solutions began more than twenty years ago. Our growth journey has taken us through various stages and milestones, pursuing increasingly important goals. Today we dedicate our energies not only to our customers, but also to the most important common wealth, the environment, and we try to implement this commitment on a daily basis and in a concrete and tangible way.
Among the many initiatives undertaken over time and still in place today are:
- using 100% electricity from renewable sources to power all the data centers we own in Florence;
- the partnership with associations committed to protecting the environment: for example in the case of Sea Shepherd, we donate 1 euro for each service purchased (hosting, email, SSL, SMTP) to finance the SISO campaign to protect Italian waters;
- the design specifications of our third data center and its implementation: these guarantee the lowest possible level of environmental impact.
In this specific case, some of the solutions adopted are:
- solar panels for the production of electricity;
- Free Cooling system that exploits the temperature difference with the external environment for cooling, reducing consumption and consequently polluting emissions.
Lastly, completing our commitment is the achievement of ISO 14001 certification (see our Certifications) regarding the management of our company's environmental policies.
Proudly with Sea Shepherd
The partnership with Sea Shepherd Italia comes from the awareness that we can contribute even more by actively supporting an increasing number of initiatives aimed at protecting the environment and, in this case, our seas.
Purchasing our services, in fact, will fund Operations SISO to take strong actions to live together a greener present and a more eco-sustainable future.
Choose your service and support Operation SISO
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is a non-profit organisation dedicated to protect and conserve the world’s oceans and marine wildlife and is registered in the USA. Members call themselves eco-pirates and sail under the Dutch flag, under which campaigns are undertaken based on the 1982 United Nations World Charter for Nature and various other laws (see also: Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats).
Sea Shepherd uses direct action tactics and information campaigns to protect marine life and inform the public about its situation.
In collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment, the Coast Guard, the Catania Harbour Office and the Milazzo branch of the Guardia di Finanza, Operation Siso aims to protect the delicate ecosystem of the Aeolian Islands archipelago from illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing; in particular, from the use of "Spadare" drift nets, known to have killed Sperm Whales, Turtles, Tunas, Swordfish, Sharks and marine mammals until they were banned in 2003 and from the indiscriminate use of FADs. This fishing system is lethal for Caretta Caretta turtles and other species that often get caught in it during migration routes.
In 2017, crossing the Aeolian Islands archipelago, a young sperm whale remained entangled in an illegal fishing net. The Coast Guard spent many hours struggling to free him but couldn’t save his life. SISO was found dead along the coast of Milazzo Cape, with the net still coiled around the tail fin and with the stomach full of plastic, by the marine biologist Carmelo Isgrò. Carmelo decided to call the sperm whale with the name SISO, in honor of the dear friend who helped him retrieve the sperm whale and who died in a car accident in those same day. The death of SISO due to an illegal drift net, is a clear signal of the presence of illegal fishing gear in the Aeolian archipelago.