Zen Recognised for Data Centre Efficiency

Zen Internet has achieved Participant status in the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centre energy efficiency.

All four of Zen’s directly owned and managed Data Centres have achieved Participant status in the EU Code of Conduct. The Data Centres, three of which are located in Greater Manchester and one in Leeds, provide a cost-effective way of securely hosting customers’ mission critical IT infrastructure, together with providing reliable and fast Internet access for Internet or Intranet services.

The EU Code of Conduct has been created in response to increasing energy consumption in data centres and the need to reduce the related environmental, economic and energy supply security impacts.

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.

“We are pleased to have been accepted for Participant status in the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centre energy efficiency. Adhering to the Code guidelines allows us to better manage energy utilisation within our Data Centres, which enables us to better control our costs and in turn offer better priced hosting products & services to our customers,” said Stephen Warburton, Sales Director.
Zen is investing £4m in its newest 1,350 square metre, Tier 2 Data Centre which is conveniently located just off the M62 and supports a wide range of competitively priced hosting products including Colocation, Dedicated Servers and Managed Hosting Services.

“Today, customers are more conscious of the impact that IT equipment has on the environment and are increasingly looking for data centre operators to provide a more environmentally neutral facility to house such equipment. By following to the EU code of conduct guidelines we are able to provide such a facility that addresses these environmental concerns,” added Stephen.

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