German start-up Windcloud is at CeBIT 2016 in Hannover to show how a cutting-edge, secure data center can be run entirely on renewable energy.
A truly ambitious project is on show at the pavilion for young and innovative companies in Hall 11 at CeBIT, courtesy of start-up company Windcloud GmbH. Inspired by the large concentration of wind turbines in their home state of Schleswig-Holstein, which borders Denmark, the founders of Windcloud developed a comprehensive data center solution that can be run on 100 percent renewable, locally generated energy.
Thanks to the use of a hybrid storage system, the developers can save up adequate quantities of energy as required, so that they can keep the data center running even during long periods of calm weather or power cuts. However, the servers aren’t reliant on wind power alone – they can also run on other types of renewable energy such as solar power and energy from biogas. Windcloud GmbH is utilizing a local, cost-effective and sustainable infrastructure so that it can offer the best virtualized cloud products and services possible.
Windcloud GmbH (25920 Risum-Lindholm, Germany), Hall 11, Stand D33 (5), Topic: Young and innovative companies pavilion