London Data Exchange (LDeX), providers of carrier neutral colocation solutions and data centre services in London has today announced that it has signed contracts with a new energy supplier to deliver 100% renewable energy to its North West London data centre LDeX1.
The 22,000sqft LDeX1 data centre provides colocation hosting solutions to a range of organisations that have chosen to colocate their business critical servers and telecommunications equipment within a purpose built data centre environment to minimise the risks of downtime and the unavailability of data, applications or websites.
This news means that all equipment within the LDeX1 facility is now powered by electricity sourced from 100% renewable sources and that the London based data centre operator now provides carbon neutral colocation solutions to its clients.
Robin Garbutt, LDeX CEO commented on the news;
“LDeX’s 3 year road map was to operate our data centres on 100% renewable energy. To do this within LDeX1’s first year of operation is something we are very proud of. In an age where energy costs are rising and mounting pressure is put on businesses to take their impact on the environment seriously, we feel we have hit a sensible balance in committing to renewable energy in 2013.“
In addition, London Data Exchange are one of a small number of data centre operators in the UK to have achieved the ISO50001 standard for Energy Management. The ISO50001 standard recognises a responsible approach to energy usage by organisations that proactively minimise their energy wastage by instilling responsible energy management processes and monitoring into their organisations.
Garbutt Continues, “Switching to 100% renewable energy is the latest in a string of environmentally responsible initiatives undertaken at LDeX to reduce our environmental impact. Using 100% renewable energy ensures that we receive all our energy from 100% renewable energy sources and the ISO50001 guidelines guarantee that we maximise all energy sourced, minimising wastage and any resulting unnecessary CO2 emissions.”