Nine9s is hosted by Linode and currently runs primarily in their London, UK Data Center with additional nodes running in Tokyo and Canada.
💡 If Nine9s continues to expand to cover more places in the world, it will expand to Linode's sustainable partners wherever possible. You can count on that.
🌲 Nine9s and the Environment
Since Nine9s runs on virtual servers in a few different crowded data centers, it's hard to know the exact environmental impact of running the service. That said, by Linode's most recent estimates, the energy cost of running a 4GB instance, which is what powers Nine9s today, is about 0.064 kWh/day. While this isn't much in the grand scheme of things, that would burn approximately 21.5lbs of natural gas per year (~1.4 mtCO2e). Thankfully, a few of Linode's Data Center partners have significant commitments to sustainability.
💡 This page will be updated as Nine9s grows. Please check back for the most recent stats on Nine9s' Environmental Impact.
While the Web isn't physical, the servers and infrastructure that power it definitely are. With the effects of Climate Change getting worse every year, Nine9s is committed to doing whatever it can to not worsen the crisis. Nine9s is hosted in environmentally-conscious data centers where possible. In fact Equinix, Linode's European/Tokyo/Canadian provider, has committed to a 100% clean and renewable energy goal and has so far reached 92%.
This data is entirely extrapolated from the sources linked by this article, but I can't guarantee that they're 100% accurate. There's a lot of layers between burning fuel and running servers on the cloud, but I've done the best I can.