Date: 1st May 2009
Keysource has become an official endorser of European Code of Conduct on Data Centres. The voluntary commitment was launched in November last year and Keysource has been quick to recognise the value of the initiative and commit to the ongoing development of efficient data centre solutions.
Under the guidelines of the European Code of Conduct on Data Centres, Keysource will utilise this scheme in order to develop products, solutions and programmes to enable data centre owners and operators to meet the expectations of the commitment. Furthermore, the company will actively publicise information regarding the Code of Conduct and industry best practise, whilst encouraging data centre operators to become participants in the initiative.
The Code of Conduct provides recommendations and examples of best practice which is hoped will lead to a reduction in energy consumption by data centres in Europe of up to 20 per cent. This would save 4.7 million tonnes of CO2 over the next six years, equating to taking more than a million cars off the road. The key aim is to inform data centre operators and encourage them to reduce energy consumption without hampering the performance of such facilities.