4th March 2010
Facility cuts expenses while reducing carbon emissions.
London, England – Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS), A Xerox Company (NYSE: XRX), today unveiled a new state-of-the-art flagship data centre that could serve as an industry model by simultaneously cutting carbon emissions and reducing energy costs.
The new £2 million ($3 million USD), 418 sq. m (4,500 square feet) facility located in Telford combines best-of-breed technology with the highest-calibre green credentials. It is estimated that savings up to 70% can be made on energy costs alone, which in turn could reduce the carbon footprint by approximately 4,200 metric tonnes annually.
“This new data facility’s innovative design makes good environmental sense as well as sound commercial sense,” said ACS CEO Lynn Blodgett during the official unveiling of the facility. “By making environmentally conscious decisions, we can make informed business decisions to ensure our clients are more competitive.”
The data centre’s design allows for future upgrades without any downtime or disruption to client services.
The new green facility expands ACS’s current data centre capabilities in Telford to now exceed 1,300 sq. m (14,000 square feet). ACS took over the site in 1999 and employs more than 200 people in Telford, with additional offices and data centres in London, Bristol and Altrincham, supporting more than 600 clients from both the private and public sectors.
ACS selected IBM to design and build the new facility and deployed nlyte Software to provide its Data Centre Performance Management (DCPM) solutions to drive the data centre’s green programme. Additionally, the automation and monitoring tools are provided by Nimsoft and network connectivity with Convergence Group.