Last year I reported that we achieved Participant status from the EU Code of Conduct for our data centre. An achievement in itself - as participant status was not easy to achieve.
I was therefore shocked and delighted to be told last month that we had won the 2014 annual award for the category. Unfortunately I was not able to attend the lavish award ceremony in Monaco, as part of the Datacentres Europe conference!
It’s almost two years since we were awarded GOLD CEEDA (Certified Energy Efficient Datacentre Award from the BCS). Having this accreditation has brought many benefits - in terms of our own internal management of the DC - and externally in terms of raising our profile and reputation in this field as experts and promoters of Green IT.
To continue with accreditation, Data Centres are re-assessed every two years. Work on gathering evidence has begun and the audit will take place later this summer. The Data Centre Ops Group continue to meet regularly to report on and recommend actions to demonstrate continuous improvement in order to maintain future CEEDA accreditation status and to continue to operate the facility as efficiently as possible.