LONDON, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
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.
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 corporations.
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 Carbon Trust: