LONDON, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- DCProfessional Development today announced that BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, has awarded Savvis, a CenturyLink company and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions, a silver Certified Energy Efficient Datacenter Award for its LO3 London Docklands data center.
Savvis is the seventh organization in the world to demonstrate its leadership in sustainability and data center energy efficiency by earning a CEEDA honor, which is administered by DCProfessional Development on behalf of BCS.
"We are proud to meet the comprehensive, rigorous standards of the CEEDA independent assessment program," said Drew Leonard, vice president, colocation product management, at Savvis. "This recognition speaks to Savvis' dedication to enhancing the energy efficiency of its global data centers and the commitments of our people, who have worked diligently to optimize our operations for providing sustainable, secure and agile IT infrastructure solutions to our clients around the world."
CEEDA provides evaluated organizations with an independently assessed and audited appraisal of the extent to which their data centers adhere to best practices in energy efficiency. Renewed biennially, the assessment has been developed in line with EU Code of Conduct for energy efficiency in data centers, based on globally recognized best practices in data center engineering, IT infrastructure, monitoring and management.
Under the program, DCProfessional Development assesses participating data centers for gold, silver or bronze certification. The assessment includes a comprehensive report combining a description of the performance of the best practices measured, a set of benchmarking tools and a roadmap for further improvement.
Savvis' LO3 Docklands data center, which opened in June 2012, is a 1.5 megawatt facility with 11,000 square feet of raised floor space located in London's prime financial district. It supports cloud services, hosted IT solutions and colocation for a range of businesses in the financial service, consumer brand, government and other sectors. It is one of more than 50 data centers Savvis operates worldwide.
DCProfessional Development-appointed assessor John Booth evaluated the facility against CEEDA energy-efficiency best practice criteria, commenting in his final appraisal report:
"The LO3 Docklands data center is an excellent example of a facility where the latest energy efficiency design measures and the on-going efforts by facilities and management to fully comply with the EU Code of Conduct and CEEDA - as well as go above and beyond - are to be applauded. Savvis' commitment to energy efficiency and carbon reduction is clear to see, as well as its commitment to [its] customers' sustainability and energy efficiency efforts, and it is refreshing that the performance of the data center is seen as important within senior management."
In addition to Savvis, other organizations that have received a CEEDA include: ARM, Fujitsu, the Co-Operative Group, the University of St. Andrews, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Westpac Bank.
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DCProfessional Development's mission is to provide the global data center community with the best informed, most coherent and accessible learning, development and assessment services, thereby helping organizations reduce downtime, increase productivity and enhance energy efficiency.
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Our mission as BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is to enable the information society. We promote wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information technology science and practice. We bring together industry, academics, practitioners and government to share knowledge, promote new thinking, inform the design of new curricula, shape public policy and inform the public.
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