News

Ark Continuity, BladeRoom and Red Engineering awarded as Finalist in Uptime Institute’s 2012 Green Enterprise IT Awards Competition

Companies recognised for the rapid deployment of Data Centre P1 at Ark’s Spring Park Data Centre Campus which delivers one of the most efficient data centres in the UK and as a result, one of the most cost effective hosting environments ever.

Corsham, Wiltshire (April 19, 2012) – Ark Continuity, BladeRoom and Red Engineering today announced it was selected as a Finalist of the prestigious 2012 Green Enterprise IT (GEIT) Awards, presented by Uptime Institute. The GEIT Awards showcase organizations that are pioneering energy-efficiency improvements in their IT and data centre operations. The companies will be jointly honoured at the seventh annual Uptime Institute Symposium, taking place in Santa Clara, CA, from May 14 to 17 at the Santa Clara Convention Centre. Ark will present a case study about the initiative to the Symposium audience.

Ark, BladeRoom and Red Engineering are being recognized in the Modular Data Centre Product Deployment for their delivery of a data centre constructed to meet client requirements delivered to order in less than 6 months. Using BladeRoom’s modular, scalable build technique, and the M&E Design expertise of Red Engineering, Ark has achieved this project in rapid timescales, removing significant risk and cost. Whilst matching growth to business demand and offering clients a product which precisely meets requirements.

Steve Webb, COO of Ark remarked upon the award “We are delighted to be recognized by the Uptime Institute, in the category of Modular Data Centre Product Deployment. We entered the market with the sole purpose of delivering data centres with the highest levels of security and availability, without compromising sustainability. Initially, we deployed a conventional data centre building, aligned to higher levels of security demanded by a number of our core clients. During the development phase the management board recognised the growing demand for data centre efficiencies, particularly those with no impact on quality and with an improved delivery time frame.

Our management team has been able to rapidly assess the products available in the market to arrive at this beneficial BladeRoom data centre solution. With our agility and experience, together with that of our professional partners, including Red Engineering; and the supply chain’s acceptance and ability to follow our lead, we have achieved a major step change in our business solutions strategy. Furthermore, this step change was swiftly implemented by delivering the first of many planned data rooms.”

A principal objective of the GEIT Awards is to educate the data centre and IT industries in effective ways to reduce energy and resource consumption by highlighting innovation and best practices. The Awards are open to applicants in all countries, and entries are thoroughly reviewed by an international committee of independent judges. Past winners include AOL, Hewlett-Packard, Helsingin Energia, Itaú, MassMutual Financial Group, Savvis, Schneider Electric, Sun Microsystems, the University of Notre Dame, the US House of Representatives and Verizon Wireless.

The 2012 Uptime Institute Symposium is focused on the theme of Digital Infrastructure Convergence™, a ‘call to action’ for IT and facilities management professionals to increase their levels of strategic communication and cooperation. Symposium is also featuring a unique Modular Data Centre Campus, providing an opportunity to view actual modular data centre designs inside the convention centre. Those interested in attending the GEIT Award Winner presentations may register for a Delegate or free Modular Data Centre and Expo-Only pass by clicking here.

Ark Data Centres Limited
Spring Park, Westwells Road Hawthorn, Corsham Wiltshire SN13 9GB