Opus Interactive achieves climate positive cloud hosting

By admin, 22 August, 2021

Shannon Hulbert, CEO of Opus Interactive

As the custodian of mission-critical IT ecosystems for our clients, Opus Interactive is committed to delivering sustainable IT – from supply chain to architectural design.

Opus Interactive, a leading hybrid and multi-cloud hosting service provider, today announced the launch of its climate-positive cloud hosting. Portland-based company goes beyond carbon neutrality to create an environmental benefit by offsetting emissions equivalent to the power consumption of its OpusCloud product and its footprint in data centers in Oregon, Virginia North and Dallas. This achievement reinforces Opus Interactive’s ongoing commitment to sustainable IT. The goal-driven cloud provider is committed to advancing women in technology, digital inclusion, STEM and sustainable computing.

To achieve its climate-positive operations, the company balances emissions from data centers and cloud computing by combining 100% renewable energy and carbon offsets. Data center partners are chosen based on strict site selection guidelines that include the use of 100% renewable energy in facilities or, like STACK Infrastructure’s OnePurpose initiative, are committed to achieving 100% here the end of the year. In addition to operating in carbon neutral facilities, the company purchases carbon offsets equivalent to more than 100% of emissions from the power consumption of the OpusCloud and its data center locations.

“As a long-time data center partner, we are delighted to see Opus’ commitment to sustainable IT continue to evolve. Said Matthew VanderZanden, STACK Chief Strategy Officer. “The efforts of cloud providers and data center operators are driving energy efficiency and the adoption of renewable energy around the world. And we’re excited to help accelerate the industry’s march towards more sustainable data center development and operation.

The company worked with one of the world’s leading providers of climate solutions, 3Degrees, to purchase offsets from the Winston Creek Forest Carbon Project, located in Lewis County, Washington. The improved forest management project was selected for its social and environmental benefits. Showcasing responsible forestry, the project harvests less than 1.5% of the area each year, exceeding industry averages and creating long-term sustainable forest management that adds nearly two more decades of carbon sequestration and improvement of air quality in the region. In addition to strict environmental guidelines governing habitat and water standards, the project also supports education programs related to STEM. Over 80,000 grade 4 students have completed forestry education under the project.

“As the custodian of mission-critical IT ecosystems for our clients, Opus Interactive is committed to delivering sustainable IT – from supply chain to architectural design,” said Shannon Hulbert, CEO of Opus Interactive. “With data center power consumption accounting for almost 1% of global electricity demand, the industry is in a position to advance sustainability. We work closely with our clients and partners to drive positive change. Are we the most sustainable cloud in the world? I don’t know, but we’ll continue to do our best to ensure end-to-end sustainability for our customers across their IT ecosystem.

Opus Interactive was named to Portland Business Journal’s list of Oregon’s Greenest Workplaces for 2020. In addition to carbon-neutral and climate-positive efforts, sustainable computing with Opus Interactive includes:

1. ENERGY STAR equipment: The use of efficient equipment consumes less energy and has less impact on the environment.

2. Right-sized solutions: Tailored hybrid and multi-cloud solutions tailored to workload demands consolidate the number of machines in each customer’s IT ecosystem.

3. Efficient cage design: Containment of hot and cold aisles coupled with efficient cable management maximizes efficient use of energy in the cage.

4.Continuous optimization: monitoring the entire IT ecosystem, from sensors to satellites, Opus Interactive integrates observability into an AI / ML component that introduces predictive analysis into the ecosystem.

About Opus Interactive

We operate with integrity to help customers reduce costs and optimize resources. Founded in 1996, Opus Interactive offers bespoke hybrid and multi-cloud solutions, IaaS and OpusCloud, enterprise colocation, backup and disaster recovery, object storage, VDI and monitoring and management services – compliant with PCI standards -DSS, HIPAA, FedRAMP Moderate Ready, and SSAE 18 SOC 2 – supported by service level agreements. Appropriately sized solutions are delivered from Tier III + data centers located in high connectivity markets (Hillsboro, Portland, Dallas and N. Virginia). Each installation partner is carefully selected for security, geographic redundancy, and efficiency to ensure end-to-end reliability and performance.

Opus Interactive is a women and minority owned company committed to accelerating the adoption of sustainable computing. With past performance that includes over 25 years of proven results, our end goal is optimized solutions that allow our customers to do a great job. Technology, meet Humanity.

For more information, please visit the Opus Interactive website.

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