Datacenter.com Signs EU Code of Conduct for Energy Efficiency

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS -- Datacenter.com, the international channel focused carrier-neutral data center-as-a-service company, is proud to announce their status as participant of the European Code of Conduct on Data Centres Energy Efficiency. European data centers that sign this agreement are obliged to reduce their energy consumption. For Datacenter.com, signing this agreement as a participant means that they commit to periodic energy reporting and implementation of certain practices from the Best Practice guide. It is no secret that European Data Centers – just like data centers in other regions – consume lots of energy. According to the European Commission, by 2020, data centers in Europe will uses 259 TWh of electricity, which represents 1,7% of the world's total energy consumption. In the next 10 years, the market expects that there will be 30 times more data and over 1.000 times more servers installed in data centers. As a result, the number of data centers and the amount of energy they consume will only be going up. Many European policymakers have identified data centers as one of the fastest-rising sectors when it comes to energy consumption. The EU Code of Conduct was created in response to increasing energy consumption in data centers and is a voluntary initiative managed by the European Commission's in-house science service called JRC or Joint Research Centre. The goal is to inform and stimulate data center operators to reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner without impacting the critical function of data…