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Regus selects windfarm data centre

Regus, the managed offices company, has reduced the carbon footprint of its datacentres using Smartbunker's zero-carbon data-hosting services.

Regus, the managed offices company, has reduced the carbon footprint of its datacentres using Smartbunker's zero-carbon data-hosting services.

Businesses are now looking at making datacentres efficient through Green IT inititives, in an effort to tackle the cooling and power requirements of running a modern data centre.

Mike Brockington, chief technology officer at Regus, said, "Our corporate purchasing policy gives clear guidance in that we should take the environmental implications of our supply chain into account when choosing suppliers."

By using Smartbunker, Regus has been able to reduce the carbon footprint of hosting its web application to zero, while benefiting from a secure datacentre infrastructure.

The Smartbunker data-centre is purpose built to provide high-performance managed hosting services using zero-carbon energy.

Power used within the 30,000-square-foot data centre is free from carbon emissions. Smartbunker uses IBM BladeCenter servers, which it said offers energy savings in the region of 60% over standard servers. BT provides Smartbunker with triple-redundant, tier one internet connectivity, and Ecotricity supplies Smartbunker with zero-carbon power generated entirely from renewable sources.

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