Carbon Trust Standard recognises carbon-footprint reductions in Savvis UK data
LONDON, Oct. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE:CTL) and
global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions, today announced
all five of its UK data centres have met the prestigious Carbon Trust Standard
for energy-efficient best practices.
This award from the Carbon Trust recognises Savvis' on-going efforts to reduce
its carbon footprint within its UK data centres in London, Slough and Reading;
since 2010, Savvis has reduced its carbon footprint relative to IT load in the
UK by 10 per cent.
"This recognition is testament to Savvis' commitment to reduce the carbon
footprint of our data centre portfolio," said Mike Bennett, vice president,
global data centre acquisition and expansion, Savvis. "Our finance, facilities
and engineering teams worked closely with the Carbon Trust to verify the
carbon footprint associated with every aspect of running Savvis' data centres
at each point in the supply chain. This is a prime example of facility
management best practice supporting good corporate social responsibility."
The Carbon Trust is a world-leading certifier of organisational
carbon-footprint reduction. Savvis is one of only a few service providers to
achieve this standard across all of its UK facilities.
"As the world increasingly moves online, the emissions from powering and
cooling a growing number of data centres have been increasing as well," said
Darran Messem, managing director of certification at the Carbon Trust. "This
is why it is significant that companies like Savvis take a robust approach to
cutting carbon intensity from their operations. By achieving independent
certification from the Carbon Trust, Savvis is setting a positive example to
its customers, stakeholders and the rest of the industry."
Savvis achieved the certification as part of its long-term commitment to
reducing carbon and associated energy costs within its data centres. Savvis'
UK operations team undertook a thorough review of procedures, facilities and
finances to demonstrate the yearly measurement, management and reduction of
carbon emissions. This review included site visits and a qualitative
evaluation of carbon management practices.
The Carbon Trust will reassess Savvis' UK operations again within the next two
years to ensure continued reductions.
Earlier this year, Savvis' LO3 London Docklands data centre received a silver
Certified Energy Efficient Datacentre Award (CEEDA), making Savvis the seventh
organisation in the world to demonstrate its leadership in sustainability and
data centre energy efficiency by earning this honour from BCS, the Chartered
Institute for IT.
For more information about Savvis' EMEA operations, visit www.savvis.co.uk.
About Savvis Savvis, a CenturyLink company, provides industry-leading IT
infrastructure solutions that keep enterprises powered for business in today's
ever-changing global marketplace. Combining deep, proven experience with
personal commitment, Savvis delivers cloud, colocation and managed-hosting
services over advanced networks, enabling its clients to focus on their core
environments and meet new market opportunities.
About CenturyLink CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company
in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services
market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in
cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers.
CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and
select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic
network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company
also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™
TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500
company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest
For more information, visit www.savvis.com or www.centurylink.com.
About the Carbon Trust The Carbon Trust is an independent company with a
mission to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. The
-- Advises businesses, governments and the public sector on
opportunities in a sustainable, low carbon world.
-- Measures and certifies the environmental footprint of
organisations, products and services.
-- Helps develop and deploy low carbon technologies and solutions,
from energy efficiency to renewable power.
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