Newport, South Wales – 1 November, 2013: Next Generation Data (NGD) announced today it has been nominated as a Finalist in ‘The Green Data Center’ category of the prestigious DatacenterDynamics EMEA Awards 2013.
This Award will recognise the reality of designing and operating data centres in the context of environmental scrutiny and the success of those who have managed to balance their established responsibilities in providing a resilient and responsive facility with the consideration of wider corporate, sustainability and environmental responsibility.
Next Generation Data’s NGD Europe mega data centre facility in South Wales is addressing the exponential global demand for power intensive compute facilities with a sustainable data centre solution which successfully combines huge scalability and resilience with energy and environmental efficiencies.
The importance of sustainability has underpinned NGD’s entire project since its commencement to transform an unused multimillion pound semi-conductor plant into a successful world class data centre capable of achieving and maintaining PUEs as low as 1.2.
By making a 100 per cent commitment to renewable energy - the first data centre in Europe to do so at the time of opening in 2010 – combined with the use of fresh air cooling and a comprehensive Energy Management System, NGD demonstrates it is possible to reconcile vast power and resilience requirements with a genuinely Green agenda.
The company will be further extending its ‘end to end’ Green credentials in 2014 with the planned opening of a second ‘mirror image’ facility.
About NGD Europe
NGD Europe is able to support High Density Environments for such power-hungry and intensive applications as Cloud Computing, Big Data, Super Computing and Grid Computing; and is ideally suited to corporate, government and service provider organisations wishing to consolidate their existing space- or power-restricted data centre operations.
NGD Europe is a purpose-built carrier-neutral Tier 3 facility offering 750,000 sq feet (gross internal area) of highly secure and cost-effective space housing up to 19,000 racks that can be arranged into shared and self-contained data halls of various sizes all with independent services, resilient power and cooling systems. NGD Europe’s environmentally-friendly high level technology infrastructure has been designed to meet and exceed the ever increasing demand for more computing power. Among its many features are a high capacity 180 MVA power supply direct from the super grid and sourced from 100 per cent renewable energy; and a variety of on-site high-speed, low latency carrier interconnects.
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