Global colocation firm Savvis has been awarded a Certified Energy Efficient Datacenter Award (CEEDA) for its LO3 London Docklands data center.
The award was presented by DCProfessional Development to Savvis, a division of telecoms giant Centurylink, in recognition of its energy efficiency following a rigorous assessment of the facility.
CEEDA is a global data center industry accreditation developed and awarded by the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.
“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 awards are based on independently assessed and audited appraisals of data centers energy efficiency best practices.
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 1.5MW with 11,000sq ft of raised floor space.
DCProfessional Development-appointed assessor John Booth evaluated the facility against CEEDA energy-efficiency best practice criteria. He said: “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 staff 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 its commitment to customer sustainability and energy efficiency efforts. It is refreshing that the performance of the data center is seen as important within senior management.”
By earning a Silver CEEDA accreditation Savvis is the seventh organization to be recognized for leadership in sustainability and data center energy efficiency, which is administered by DCProfessional Development on behalf of BCS.
Other organizations to receive CEEDA recognition include: ARM, Fujitsu, the Co-Operative Group, the University of St. Andrews, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Westpac Bank.