We ensure that best available techniques (BAT) are used on new builds, upgrades and end of life (EOL) replacement - where practical and possible. By implementing an energy and power management system (EPMS) we closely track our power usage efficiency (PUE) across the estate.
We recognise the significance of being energy compliant and will continue to meet our commitments on energy efficiency and lower PUE. Our VP led Energy Steering Group evaluate regulations and strategies across all DCS countries to implement energy efficiency best practice and behaviours. Specialist in energy and emissions are commissioned via the steering group to ensure continued compliance.
Within DCS, we promote and encourage the highest standards and best practices to improve (PUE). We:
“DCS is focused on energy efficiency; the social responsibilities of running a large data centre estate require a commitment to continuous improvement of PUE and reductions in environmental emissions.”
Ian Dixon - Vice President of Operations
Colt DCS’s data centres are externally audited and have won numerous awards for energy efficiency covering operations and design standards.
Colt DCS’ Service Operations teams work to processes structured around ITIL best practices to create a robust and controlled operational environment. These processes are followed across our estate, and our staff are all ITIL certified. The tiered structure for ITIL qualification offers flexibility for varying disciplines and allows our teams to confidently service our customers.
Colt DCS works with the customer to remove barriers, making entry into new markets a seamless process, no matter where you are in the world.
Once you are in a location, our on-site and in-country teams ensure that your operations grow in-line with your business’ expectations. A dedicated real estate team ensures our portfolio of data centres expands into the right markets at the right time.
Working with our customers is a partnership opportunity in which we work together to identify new sites around the world, building or land banking for future expansion opportunities.
ISO 14001 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that can be used to enhance environmental performance for an organization to be more sustainable.
Colt DCS is a member of the European Code of Conduct for data centres.
Colt DCS is a member of The Green Grid, and as such measures energy consumption and records Power Usage Effectiveness in all its data centres.
6th International Datacentre & Cloud Awards 2013 – Energy Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability
DatacenterDynamics Awards EMEA 2013