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March 3, 2010

ACS unveils new green data centre

Claims to reduce carbon emissions and reduce energy costs

By CBR Staff Writer

Affiliated Computer Services, a Xerox Company, has unveiled a new data centre, which the company says will cut carbon emissions and reduce energy costs.

The company claims that the new £2m ($3m), 418 sqm (4,500 square feet) facility located in Telford combines 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.

The new green facility expands ACS’ current data centre capabilities in Telford to now exceed 1,300 sqm (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 said that it has selected IBM to design and build the new facility and deployed nLyte Software to provide its Data Centre Performance Management (DCPM) offerings to drive the data centre’s green programme. In addition, automation and monitoring tools are provided by Nimsoft and network connectivity with Convergence Group.

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Lynn Blodgett, CEO of ACS, said: “This new data facility’s innovative design makes good environmental sense as well as sound commercial sense. “By making environmentally conscious decisions, we can make informed business decisions to ensure our clients are more competitive.”

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