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Ark named as finalist in the UK IT Industry Awards

ARK Data Centres has reached the finalist stage in the UK
IT Industry Awards 2013 category for Data Centre Project of the
year.

The BCS and Computing UK IT Industry Awards are a platform for
the entire profession to celebrate best practice, innovation and
excellence. Ark, supported by partner Romonet, has been recognised
for their innovative approach to data centre delivery. By driving
down costs, and lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO) Ark is
in a unique position. The Romonet partnership allows a precise
modelling of each client’s project to ascertain how it affects
their environment and the overall efficiency of the data centre –
focussing on Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and therefore enabling
Ark to provide clients with the one of the lowest TCO in the
industry.

David Clarke MBE, Group Chief Executive Officer of the
Institute, commented: “As the Chartered Institute for IT I’d like
to congratulate this year’s finalists. They showcase not only the
innovation and the professionalism of those working in IT, but also
demonstrate the importance of IT in delivering business and social
benefit.”

Stuart Sumner, Editor of Computing said : “Computing would like
to congratulate the finalists. It’s great to see such a wide range
of industries represented, highlighting the fact that IT is truly
embedded throughout business, and our society.”

Richard Borton, Operations Director of Ark, said: “Ark is
delighted to be a finalist in these prestigious industry awards.
Ark’s aim is to deliver the most efficient data centres in the UK,
known as the Arks. Romonet were chosen as a partner to collaborate
with us and be instrumental in our advancements in lowering the
Total Cost of Ownership for our clients.”

Ark’s data centres can save clients £1.1 million and 6,000
tonnes of carbon, per megawatt of IT, per year in facilities
operating at PUE of less than 1.25 compared to the industry average
PUE of 2.5.

The winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner on the
13th November.

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