ARK is pleased to announce that three of their data
centres, or Arks, are now Participants of the EU Code of Conduct
for Data Centre Energy Efficiency.
Richard Borton, Operations Director said, “Until last week we
endorsed the Code, but upon successfully collation and completion
of the requested data, Ark is now officially a Participant for
SQ17, P1, and A9. We will add further data centres as we move
forward. We are extremely proud of our achievements to ensure our
data centres meet the requirements of the Code and that of our
clients and will commit Ark to uphold the principals.”
The Code of Conduct was created in response to the increasing
energy consumption in data centres and the need to reduce the
related environmental, economic and energy supply security impacts.
It is a voluntary initiative aimed to bring interested stakeholders
together, including the coordination of other similar activities by
manufacturers, vendors, consultants, and utilities. All
organisations that sign up to the Code are expected to follow the
intent of this Code of Conduct and abide by a set of agreed
The aim is to inform and stimulate data centre operators and
owners to reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner
without hampering the mission critical function of data centres.
The Code of Conduct aims to achieve this by improving understanding
of energy demand within the data centre, raising awareness, and
recommending energy efficient best practice and targets.
Ark, as a Participant, will operate the data centres to a
recognised level of energy efficiency, in line with the Code of
Conduct best practice. This demonstrates to our clients a
commitment to reduce energy and make cost savings during Business
As Usual operation and strengthens our statement that Ark offers
the lowest Total Cost of Ownership for clients and the planet.
Ark can save clients more than £1.1 million and 6,000 tonnes of
carbon annually based on a 1MW load, compared with an average data
centre facility – lowering the Total Cost of Ownership across the
Industry. Situated within secure compounds and boundaries, each Ark
protects to Business Impact Level 3 (BIL3) as a minimum, without
compromising availability, sustainability or price point. Ark
currently has two dedicated data centre campuses spread across 74
acres in Wiltshire and Hampshire, with access to 160MVA of diverse