FCO Services - UK
Recognised for reducing its environmental footprint, FCO Services’ efficient data centre has won the prestigious European Code of Conduct Awards for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (2016).
From using rainwater recycling systems for hybrid cooling towers to implementing cold aisle containment and designing the underground structure of the data centre as a natural heat drain – FCO Services have adopted recognised energy efficient best practice to reduce the impact of related environmental, economic and energy demands.
FCO Services Chief Executive, Danny Payne said: “We are very proud to receive this award. It is a welcome recognition of our commitment to reduce energy consumption in this recognised high demand area. We currently operate at a world class efficiency power usage effectiveness of 1.1, well below the average value of 2.0 seen in most data centres. This cost-effective energy saving measure helps both our business and our customers”.
FCO Services signed up to the EU Code of Conduct in 2014 to put the organisation firmly in line with the government‘s ICT greening strategy – reinforcing its commitment to make energy and cost savings.
The system was designed to support an average 1.1 PUE performance. During winter mode the solution should perform to incredible PUE figures of Modular, scalable power and cooling architecture that allows deployment as needed. This is the crucial element for improving data centre efficiency.
The implementation of modern energy efficient cooling technologies reduce organisation's operational energy overhead and will have a surprising contribution to data centre energy savings. The bespoke dual 12mL x 3.5mW x 3.5mH modular pods combined with a link corridor is designed supported 22 equipment racks with 1.2m front and 875mm rear rack clearance.
Once inside the solutions looks and feels like a conventional bricks and mortar design. The solution was designed to support pay as you grow capability. This was fulfilled through the deployment of modular and scalable UPS and cooling technology delivering incremental growth.
FCO Services has maximised the use of space in order to reduce the modular data centre footprint. Use of free air evaporative cooling for the data centre reduces power consumption.
FCO Services has committed to adopt best practice energy and cost efficient initiatives for their data centres and to migrate ICT services to the cloud. FCO Services received as well the Carbon Trust Standard and the Carbon Trust Waste Standard – further demonstrating the organisation’s commitment to energy and cost savings.