Since their launch back in 2003, A2 Hosting has been headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan - aka "Tree Town" – boasting its 50,000 trees and 150 parks. This is just one of the reasons that the team at A2 Hosting feels it’s their duty to contribute to the fight against climate change. The goal of their FutureServe Green Hosting initiative is to help protect the environment for future generations, while offering excellent server hosting and support to its clients. 

Through their partnership with Carbonfund.org, A2 Hosting has supported global reforestation efforts and continued development of clean, renewable sources of energy in order to mitigate their operational emissions.  Their annual offset donations have neutralized over 2.25 million pounds of greenhouse gases.   In addition to being 100% carbon neutral, A2 Hosting has implemented a number of green policies like employee telecommuting practices and the re-use of older hardware to help reduce its operational carbon footprint. 

A2 Hosting cares about our environment and they care about providing the highest level of service to their customers.  Their 24/7/365 support staff work hard to ensure all client servers run at peak performance.  When you have a question, you’ll speak to a real person at A2 Hosting – client support service is never outsourced.  The service results show through the many industry awards that A2 Hosting has received over the years.  A2 Hosting also offers informational blog posts and customer referral programs to its clients.  

A2 Hosting is focused on ensuring their customers also get the fastest hosting speeds available through their exclusive Turbo Servers, offering up to 20X faster page loads compared to most competing hosts. 

Carbonfund.org is proud to partner with A2 Hosting and recognize their industry leadership through their long-term commitment to offering carbon emissions neutral operations for their many high speed hosting solutions to its customers. 

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013 16:06

A2 Hosting Celebrates Sixth Year CarbonFree®

While there’s been a lot of press about the increasing carbon emissions associated with rapidly expanding global technology usage, management consulting firm McKinsey & Company cites ways in which information and communications technologies can lead the way in reducing operational carbon emissions.  CarbonFree® Business Partner A2 Hosting has been ahead of this curve for the past six years, offering its customers a greener, cleaner solution to server hosting. 

A2 Hosting is a Linux based web hosting company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan providing a range of services including website hosting for personal homepages up to full service solutions for businesses of all sizes.  And A2 Hosting is committed to ensuring responsible and ethical business practices including offsetting all server and equipment emissions with Carbonfund.org.

In 2007, A2 Hosting launched its FutureServe Green Hosting partnership with Carbonfund.org, supporting the development of energy efficiency technologies, clean renewable sources of energy, forestry and biodiversity preservation, and the resulting reduction of CO2 emissions on a global scale.

In December 2012, A2 Hosting launched hosting services in Reykjavik, Iceland. This hosting location is 100% green-powered by natural geothermal energy, and utilizes the frigid Iceland air to power its cooling units. Combining geothermal energy and natural cooling technologies allows the data center to run at very low power usage effectiveness levels and leaves no carbon footprint. And A2 Hosting is currently launching the ability to host sites using Solid State Drives (SSDs). SSD drives offer a greener footprint as they consume roughly one-third the amount of energy as traditional hard disks. 

"We are committed to doing right by our customers and the environment,” says Bryan Muthig, Founder and CEO of A2 Hosting.  “Until more clean energy solutions are available to everyone, we are pledging to offset our server emissions in order to help protect our fragile environment."

Since 2007, A2 Hosting has offset over 630 metric tonnes of carbon emissions, the equivalent of the carbon dioxide sequestered by almost 15,000 trees grown over a ten-year period.

A2 Hosting focuses on delivering the type of systems hosting they would want to use as a customer, which means all-inclusive hosting with no hidden fees, US-based around-the-clock customer support and ultra-reliable servers with high performance.  This commitment to excellence in service and leadership in environmental responsibility make A2 Hosting a great example of a small business doing its part to help hasten our transition to a cleaner energy future.

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