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Risk of forest fires due to global heating

Risk of forest fires due to global heating

In recent years, devastating fires have destroyed large areas of forest and residential neighbourhoods across the world. Huge fires caused headlines again and again – in the US, Canada, Australia, Russia and in southern Europe. Even in Germany, the risk of forest fires during the summer is a constant hot topic. A clear trend is becoming apparent: the "wildfire season" is starting earlier, lasting longer...

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Tips for implementing SD-WAN

Tips for implementing SD-WAN

There are a couple of things to keep in mind when implementing SD-WAN. A step-by-step approach has proven helpful in practice. Companies also need to decide whether to set up the SD-WAN themselves or access it as managed service. A Software Defined WAN (Wide Area Network) offers companies many advantages. An SD-WAN can be controlled centrally via a controller in the cloud or data centre,...

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20 Jahre ÖKOPROFIT Deutschland und Auszeichnung der Münchner ÖKOPROFIT-Betriebe 2017/2018 am 8.11.2018 im Forum der IHK Akademie in München. Foto: Andreas Gebert

ECOPROFIT – we got our certificate!

Yes, we've got it! Green IT Solution was awarded the ECOPROFIT certificate in 2018. Along with 76 other participants this year, we had our efforts in energy efficiency and sustainability recognised. As experts in refurbishing and environmentally-friendly IT solutions, conserving resources is part of our business model. But we wanted to do more. As an ECOPROFIT participant in 2017/2018, we came up with a special...

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SDN – top class network automation

SDN – top class network automation

Software Defined Networking (SDN) separates the software from the hardware in a network – and so uses virtualisation in the network as well. A controller enables central control of the network components and automated, dynamic routing of data flows. The fourth and final part of our series on automated networks. When discussing modern networks, you often hear the terms NFV (Network Functions Virtualisation) and SDN...

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Challenges in network automation

Challenges in network automation

Before companies can profit from network automation, they need to overcome a series of challenges. These include missing standards or a lack of qualified network specialists. Our third article in our blog series on automated networks will show you how you should go about automating your network. Network automation offers many advantages: central and efficient management across a uniform system of rules, relief from manual...

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Application examples for automated networks

Application examples for automated networks

Network automation saves the IT department a lot of work, since it automates recurring tasks. Municipalities or small telecommunications carriers can also profit from this. The second part of our blog series on automated networks describes two typical real-life case studies. Automated networks offer significant advantages in data centres. Schools, public authorities or small businesses can also profit from them. Two examples of typical application...

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Refurbished: making used hardware great again.

Refurbished: making used hardware great again.

Many companies often replace their hardware after just three years. But this equipment is far from obsolete and can be refurbished. Refurbished hardware retains full functionality, is cheaper and conserves resources. Green IT Solution is a specialist in this field – combining IT with environmental protection. Servers, PCs, routers or switches – many companies usually replace their network hardware or other electronic equipment after just...

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Network automation – an introduction

Network automation – an introduction

Current trends such as the cloud, digitalisation or the Internet of Things (IoT) place ever-higher demands on company networks. To make administration easier, many IT departments are relying on network automation. This introductory article is the first part of a blog series on automated networks. Few areas of IT are so critical to a business as a secure, powerful and, above all, functioning network. But...

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Energy efficiency in data centres

Energy efficiency in data centres

Environmentally-friendly, sustainable IT is a critical issue when it comes to climate change. This also applies for data centres. Here, energy efficiency is the order of the day. Some ways to improve energy efficiency in data centres are, for example, using energy-saving components, optimum loading of the existing servers and, above all, better air conditioning. The electricity requirement in IT just grows and grows. According...

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1,391 trees planted by Green IT Solution GmbH

Tree planting report 2017: 1,391 trees planted!

We plant trees Tree planting report 2017: 1,391 trees planted! Of course, recycling used hardware saves natural resources – so our customers are actively contributing to environmental and climate protection. In cooperation with the environmental organisation Plant for the Planet, in 2017 we continued our tradition of donating one tree for every refurbished router or switch we sell. To conclude: this year, thanks to our...

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