It’s some way off but Celestro is coming in early 2023 to offer data centre co-location and cloud solutions with a distinctly green touch.
The Bournemouth-based entity is a provider of renewably-powered, 100% carbon neutral data centre solutions. It uses a combination of wind and solar power, generated on-site and stored in its lithium-free battery system.
This kind of green theme is not new of course. As reported in September, Verne Global, a provider of sustainable data centre solutions, was acquired by Digital 9 Infrastructure (D9) for approximately £231 million in cash.
Also, last month DataQube, a Cambridge-based developer of an edge data centre module, bagged €26 million (£22 million) from French investment management company, RGREEN INVEST. DataQube explains that it can offer a lower carbon footprint compared to traditional edge computing infrastructures because the energy transfer is dedicated solely to powering computers.
Anyway, Celestro – which is Spanish for ‘sceptre’ – wants to rule in its corner of the tech world.
The startup explains: “The vision behind Celestro is to preserve our planet by creating incredible business solutions using renewable methods. We believe that if we can prove the value of renewable energy sources, we can lead the charge in the adoption of green business practices. We’re going to revolutionise the industry by using green energy which we generate and store on site. Zero carbon for the future of our planet.”
While it’s not officially launching until next year, Celestro’s website already has plenty of information. For instance, it has both physical security and cybersecurity on its mind as its cyber engineers are all CISSP certified and its perimeter has thermal imaging.
The tech startup’s founder is Oscar Trehane. He is the green-loving founder of computer services firm Bytes IT and Trehane Technology. The latter company is certainly relevant as it is a managed IT and cloud solutions provider based in Hampshire.