Data centres draft in energy managers to cut waste

IT business Onyx has drafted in an energy consultancy to cut the energy use of its five large data centres. The data centres around the UK including one in Newcastle-upon-Tyne […]

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By Vicky Ellis

IT business Onyx has drafted in an energy consultancy to cut the energy use of its five large data centres.

The data centres around the UK including one in Newcastle-upon-Tyne use around 15 megawatts of energy each. Onyx serves companies such as the lorry firm Stobart.

CEO of Onyx Group Neil Stephenson said: “We’re in an industry that uses a lot of energy, so it made sense to bring in energy consultants to advise on how we can reduce our energy consumption.

“We want to give our customers the best possible service at the right cost, which means offering exceptional service that is energy efficient.”

Utilitywise which is carrying out the work on energy procurement and boost the energy efficiency said it will put data from utility meters, sub-meters and monitoring systems in a form which can be viewed on any computer with web access.