TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- vXchnge, a leading carrier-neutral colocation services provider, announced today that they have been recognized in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Top 30 Tech and Telecom Companies list of the largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership. vXchnge's choice to use green power is helping to advance the green power market and support clean renewable energy alternatives, along with other power users who made the list, including Apple, Google, Iron Mountain, Samsung, Microsoft and Sony.
Green power is zero-emissions electricity that is generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass, and low-impact hydro. Using green power helps build demand for the development of new renewable energy capacity nationwide and helps users reduce their carbon footprints. vXchnge utilizes green power in many of its data centers, and the Company is continually investing in implementing sustainable practices for efficient power usage as well as cooling operations.
"As a leading 'edge' colocation services provider, we are thrilled to be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for our green power use," said Keith Olsen, CEO of vXchnge. "Our choice to use renewable energy goes hand in hand with our business strategy of investing in new technologies across our broad footprint to increase data center efficiencies and resiliencies. Customers expect their brands to be protected with vXchnge."
"We congratulate vXchnge for its use of green power and for taking a leadership position on the environment," said James Critchfield, Manager of the Green Power Partnership. "vXchnge's impressive green power commitment not only places it among a select group of leading organizations, but also helps to reduce carbon pollution and provides an excellent example to its peers, customers and employees."
vXchnge is a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation services, dedicated to improving the business performance of its customers. As the first 100% ISO 27001 edge provider, vXchnge offers resilient data center infrastructure that delivers unmatched brand protection. vXchnge's Micro Data Centers provide businesses with a Data Center-as-a-Service solution that is flexible, reliable and scalable. For more information on gaining an edge with vXchnge, visit www.vxchnge.com or connect on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
About EPA's Green Power Partnership
The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to use green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with electricity use. The Partnership currently has more than 1,400 Partner organizations voluntarily using billions of kilowatt-hours of green power annually. Partners include a wide variety of leading organizations such as Fortune 500® companies; small and medium sized businesses; local, state, and federal governments; and colleges and universities. For additional information, please visit http://www.epa.gov/greenpower.