London, 14 June 2013
Colt, Europe’s leading information delivery platform, has won the 2013 International Datacentre & Cloud Award for its energy efficiency programme. The award win recognises Colt’s continuous commitment and dedication to redefining and improving data centre efficiency across its European data centre estate. Over a three year period, the programme reduced annual electricity usage by a fifth (43 gigawatt hours)* resulting in savings of €4m in power costs per annum.
“We are delighted with this award win which recognises our continued efforts to deliver sustained energy efficiency savings,” said Ian Dixon, VP of Data Center Operations at Colt. “Improving energy savings in our data centres is firmly embedded in the mind-set of our engineers and is something our customers have come to expect and appreciate. This in itself is very rewarding and a testament to the success of the project – from planning through to implementation.”
Now in its 6th year, these prestigious awards are recognised as the premier industry accolade for the data centre industry across Europe and are judged by experts from across the region.
“This year’s award winner needed to demonstrate real and measurable efficiencies across the business,“ said Steve Wallage, Managing Director, Broadgroup. “Colt has set an example for the entire industry to follow by demonstrating how, through a well-defined programme of efficiency improvement measures, massive efficiencies and cost savings can be achieved, debunking the myth that driving energy efficiencies are dependent on heavy investment.”
Colt’s ongoing energy efficiency programme spans 30,000m2 of data centre space across Europe. The Europe-wide programme initially focused on data halls, targeting projects that delivered large, upfront gains in energy efficiency over a relatively short period of time. These projects accounted for most of the savings Colt achieved during the first twelve months of the programme while infrastructural projects requiring greater investment accounted for a significant proportion of savings in years two and three.
For more information on Colt’s Energy Efficiency Programme download the white paper: ‘12 Simple Steps to Improve Power Usage Efficiency’ compiled by Colt based on insights gained throughout the energy efficiency programme
*Efficiency programme is ongoing and these savings relate to only a portion of Colt’s data centre portfolio
About Data Centres 2013 Awards
Now in its 6th year, the International Datacentre & Cloud Awards provide exceptional marketing differentiation for both winners and runners up and are recognised as the premier industry event for the UK, Europe and CEE. This year’s Awards are particularly exciting in light of the increased competition in nominations.
Colt is the information delivery platform, enabling its customers to deliver, share, process and store their vital business information. An established leader in delivering integrated computing and network services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers, Colt operates a 22-country, 43,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 39 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 19,000 buildings and 20 carrier neutral Colt data centres.
In 2010, the Colt Data Centre Services business was launched to deliver innovative high quality data centre solutions at a Colt or customer site. Our Innovative data centres are rapid to deploy, flexible and highly efficient.
In addition to its direct sales capability, Colt has four indirect channels to market; Agent, Franchise, Distributor and Wholesale which includes Carriers, Service Providers, VARs and Voice Resellers.
Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT).
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