reen, sustainable products, sustainable development and eco friendly all infer the same frame of mind.
Wikipedia describes sustainable development as a pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for future generations. For example, given a hypothetical forest of 100 trees is able to produce 10 new trees per year while 2 trees die per year, then it is hypothetically sustainable to harvest 8 trees per year with out affecting the forest for indefinite amount of time.
Each year we find our customers are ever greener, and their support for sustainable products and practices is growing worldwide.
With the gaining popularity of SaaS (Software available as Service), ensuring that each server stamps as small a carbon footprint as possible on the earth and in the data center, software services is gaining a reputation for sustainable deployment. As an example, according to Google, in the time it takes to do a Google search, your own personal computer will likely use more energy than they will use to answer your query. ( Source ).
Andromeda’s SaaS innovations such as OZ, CollabSystem, Link, Digital FlipBook, and others to come are being hosted at provider sites that have active green initiatives; data centers with power conservation in mind and investment in energy efficient newer processors which consume less electricity than prior processor models, and tools for their customers to estimate carbon footprints of their businesses hosted on servers.
Inspiration, ideation and implementation looped through several times drives innovation at Andromeda. To this we must add sustainability as another key driver of innovation. Why? Because 12 million barrels of oil to make 88.5 billion plastic bags, just for the US to use in 2009 is ri-di-cu-lous. (*)
The Andromeda Software, Inc. Team
(*) The Alliance for Climate Protection, Earth Day Network, The Nature Conservancy and others, have even more provocative stats that suggest more ri-di-cu-lous habits that we must unlearn.