With the global IT industry and its data centers serving as stacks for massive carbon emissions into the environment, a Danish company, ‘Groen Sky’, is leading the charge in reducing the carbon footprint of data centers across the world. world.
Groen Sky’s cloud solution launched in September 2021 has been widely praised, as the company aims to store data in a way that will help reduce emissions by 90%.
Ahead of the launch in September, a crowdfunding campaign also generated great interest to validate the request and raise funds to develop a Groen Sky app for mobile. The company embarked on the crowdfunding initiative through Indiegogo, reaching the campaign goal six days before the crowdfunding ended.
In a press release issued on November 9, 2021, Pierre Bennorth, CEO and Founder of Groen Sky, said: âWe take support as a clear expression that people can see the great benefits of our green cloud solution. Groen Sky is not only climate friendly, but also cheaper than other data storage solutions, so if you choose Groen Sky you can both reduce your CO2 footprint and save money. The great interest in our crowdfunding campaign has shown that we can particularly see in the companies that Green Sky makes both consumers and climate winners. We expected private consumers to take the lead.
Groen Sky showcased its cloud solution as the world’s greenest (most climate-friendly) cloud solution for storing photos, movies and other data in a way that reduces CO2 emissions by 90%.
According to Pierre Bennorth, various companies have purchased subscriptions to Groen Sky. With one of the companies intending to give its subscription as a gift to students aimed at improving technical and scientific education. He added that: âWhen students start using Groen Sky and storing their files in long-term storage, it will have a positive impact on the company’s own CO2 accounts. “
The reduced carbon footprint is achieved because Groen Sky’s cloud solution divides your files into two groups: files that you want to access immediately and files that can be in long-term storage. You choose what data you want to access immediately and what should be stored in long-term storage. The more you store in long-term storage, the more you reduce your CO2 footprint and save money. If you need the files stored in long term storage, you can access them within hours.
For his part, Jason Williamson, vice president and global head of Oracle for startups and Oracle for research, said: âHelping our climate and fostering sustainability are essential for our future, and startups like Groen Sky are at the forefront of advancing innovation. We are proud to partner with startups like Groen Sky with our Oracle for Startups program and power their solutions with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
By Dela Ahiawor