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Positive signs for EU Code of Conduct

Date: 19th April 2011

There are signs that the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres is finally gaining some momentum within the UK business community according to the findings of Keysource’s latest survey. The research conducted amongst more than 250 data centre decision makers and influencers found that whilst 80 per cent had still not signed-up to the voluntary initiative almost half of these planned to participate in the near future.

There is also considerable agreement amongst respondents that the Code of Conduct should become a mandatory scheme for all data centre owners and operators, with three quarters saying they would support such a move. Furthermore, a similar proportion believes that businesses need to do more to reduce energy consumption in the data centre in order to minimise the environmental impact of data centres in the UK.

Mike West, Managing Director of Keysource commented: “These findings suggest that more and more data centre owners and operators are taking responsibility for the performance of their facilities. We recognise the potential value of the initiative in terms of encouraging data centre efficiency through the adoption of best practise.”

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