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Our Social ResponsibilityStewardship and “Green IT” matters because today’s cloud and datacenter solutions consume a lot of energy. At Opus Interactive, we are passionately committed to delivering complex hybrid cloud solutions that not only take exceptional care of our customers’ needs, but also pave the way for sustainable energy use and the next generation of technology builders.

Save energy, save costs.

Our approach to energy efficiency is end-to-end. We begin by right sizing workloads so the architecture is consolidated and optimized – utilizing cloud computing for resource pooling, on-demand resources, and virtualization. We house workloads on ENERGY STAR certified servers and storage units and manage airflow using cable management and aisle containment that reduces the mixing of hot and cold air, optimizing cooling delivery. The hybrid ecosystem is monitored on a platform that incorporates AI and predictive analytics to gauge equipment health and provide continuous network optimization. Opus’ hybrid solutions all reside in LEED certified datacenters that utilize renewable energy,  low PUE, and holistic efficiency practices of the facility partner.

  • Low Footprint Servers: When we shifted from traditional servers to HP blade servers, our primary “eco” benefit showed up as significant power savings of nearly 30%.
  • Aisle Containment: Server racks are oriented so that the fronts of the servers face each other. In addition, the backs of the server racks also face each other. This orientation creates alternating ``hot aisle/cold aisle`` rows. Such a layout greatly reduces energy losses and also prolongs the life of the servers. In addition, blanking panels are incorporated to further maintain the cold aisle integrity.
  • High-Efficiency HVAC Units: We use highly efficiency computer room Air Conditioning units that utilize VFDs (Variable Frequency Drives), which allow air handlers to vary speeds based on IT to maximize efficiency and power usage.
  • Water Side Economizers: We incorporate HVAC adjustment that use the evaporative cooling capacity of a cooling tower to produce chilled water and can be used instead of the chiller during the winter months.
  • Air-Side Economizers: We utilize air-side economizers that bring outside air into the building and distribute it to the servers. Instead of being re-circulated and cooled, the exhaust air from the servers is simply directed outside.
  • Highly Efficient Data Centers: We occupy state-of-the-art data centers that are built to LEED Silver and Gold Certified standards. These facilities incorporate unprecedented levels of energy efficiency and control—including 100% aisle containment, and the ability to take advantage of clean power options.
  • Green Power: Our Hillsboro data center benefits from state-of-the-art energy efficiency, as well as direct access to Oregon’s clean, inexpensive power, abundant domestic and Trans-Pacific network choices, and tax-free financial incentives. This combination translates to massive cost-savings for our customers.
  • Green Energy (Virginia): Our Northern Virginia datacenter partner, Iron Mountain has a mission to obtain local, reliable, cost effective, 24/7 renewable energy solutions to meet the company’s RE100 goal of 100 percent renewable electricity for global operations. The organization also launched the nation's first Green Energy Plan and largest datacenter rooftop solar implementation.
  • PGE & BPA Renewable Power: Our company’s commitment for sustaining our global environment is at the forefront of what we do. We support PGE and BPA through their renewable power program providing our clients a green and sustainable environment for their internet solutions.
  • Green Power Partnership: The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to buy green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with purchased electricity use. The Partnership currently has more than 1,000 Partner organizations voluntarily purchasing billions of kilowatt-hours of green power annually.

Paving the way for the workforce of the future matters. We’re committed to generating awareness for STEM-related careers in the technology industry and creating opportunities to increase the number of women in tech.

  • Advocacy: We serve as a resource in sharing opportunities that engage & motivate interest in STEM
  • Scholarships: We contribute to scholarship funds that promote STEM-related higher education
  • Speaking: We share our insights and career paths on panel and at events to generate awareness for STEM
  • Events: We host and attend STEM-related events

Blog Post: Creating Opportunities for Women in Tech & STEM

In a world where telehealth solutions, IoT, and online learning and collaboration are on the rise, connectivity matters. At Opus, we’re passionate about advancing connectivity and generating awareness about digital divide statistics.

  • Advocacy: We serve as a resource in sharing opportunities that engage & motivate interest in all things connectivity - from 5G to LEO satellites to subsea cables
  • Scholarships: We contribute to scholarship funds that promote STEM-related higher education
  • Speaking: We share our insights and career paths on panel and at events to generate awareness for what it means to live in the digital divide
  • Events: We host and attend connectivity events - from livestream webinars with industry professionals to attending NASA rocket launches