Ark Data Centres welcomed to the Participants of the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centre Energy Efficiency by Ark Data Centres, 21st November 2013

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 commitments.

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 power.