IT firm cuts carbon footprint of data centres by 10%

Five UK data centres have won the seal of approval from the Carbon Trust by meeting tough standards for energy efficiency. IT and cloud computing company Savvis got the carbon standard for slashing its carbon footprint relative to IT workload by 10% since 2010 in Britain by reviewing its procedures, workspaces and finances. Darran Messem, Managing […]

Datum opens ‘environmentally intelligent’ data centre

A UK data centre provider has officially opened its flagship “environmentally intelligent” facility (pictured) in Farnborough this week. Datum said the new data centre, which boasts more than 40,000 square feet of technical space as well as a separate 10,000 square feet energy centre for backup power, is part of its plans to deliver the […]

IBM saves $43m on electricity costs

IBM saved $43million (£27.5m) on its electricity bill in 2011 after a company-wide programme to cut back on energy use. The global technology giant saved 378,000 megawatt hours of electricity last year – enough to power almost 34,000 average US homes for a year. According to its latest Corporate Responsibility Report released this week, the […]

E.ON to transfer 1,400 staff in outsourcing move

E.ON is to outsource part of its in-house IT services to Hewlett-Packard and T-Systems. The deal will be signed next month will involve the transfer of around 1,400 European E.ON staff to HP and T-Systems. HP will look after all E.ON’s data centres and will be responsible for end-user computing. T-Systems will be responsible for […]