Datum Datacentres, a Farnborough, UK based provider of colocation data center solutions, has been approved for the EU Code of Conduct for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres. The EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres was created in response to increasing energy consumption in data centers and the need to reduce the related environmental, economic and energy supply security impacts.
The aim of the Code is to inform and stimulate the reduction of energy consumption in a cost-effective manner without hampering the mission critical function of data centers. The Code provides a clear practical framework of best practices to review data center resource usage and to implement changes that improve the effective use of resources, particularly energy efficiency.
“In designing our business critical data center colocation service, we were aware of the need to reduce the environmental impact of data centers,” said Dominic Phillips, Managing Director, Datum Datacentres. “From the outset we were determined to offer our clients a facility that was not just highly secure and resilient but was also energy efficient. Selecting the advanced and environmentally intelligent adiabatic free cooling design was just the start. We went on to achieve ISO50001 certification for energy management and our recent signing to the EU Code of Conduct shows our ongoing commitment to energy efficiency.”
The Datum FRN1 facility has capacity for more than 1,000 colocation racks within a “high security” data center campus in Farnborough, which would be fast developing as a strategic London-edge data center hub. The facility incorporates a pressurized free-air cooling design that delivers enhanced environmental efficiencies and supports high density computing to 30kW per rack as standard.