London, 3 September 2013 – Virtus Data Centres (‘Virtus’), London’s most modern and flexible data centre specialist announces today it has secured a new power contract with E.ON for its LON1 London data centre facility - using only energy generated from fully renewable sources.
As part of its £1bn renewable energy programme, E.ON will be supplying Virtus with energy from within its portfolio of renewable sources, including on and off shore wind farms, biomass power stations and wave energy projects.
This means that all of the colocation customers within the Virtus LON1 facility will benefit from ‘green’ energy and will not be liable to pay the Climate Change Levy (CCL).
“Securing a fully renewable energy contract represents excellent value for our tenants and reinforces Virtus’ commitment to sustainability” commented Neil Cresswell, CEO at Virtus Data Centres. “Combined with our Eco-Engineering principles, the new contract further enhances the environmental credentials of our LON1 data centre. I am delighted that Virtus will now be providing customers with 100 per cent renewable energy. This further delivers on our commitment towards providing sustainable and environmentally efficient solutions which not only reduce the carbon footprint of our customers but provide the lowest costs for customers seeking high quality, flexible carrier neutral data centre solutions in London.”
The Virtus LON1 Tier 3 data centre features dual-resilient 8 Megawatt 11kV diverse electricity feeds. The site is located in Enfield, North East London and perfectly positioned for synchronous data replication to inner London locations with a 0.17 millisecond round trip latency – making it technically and physically close to both the City of London and Canary Wharf.
The LON1 data centre is also host to the newly launched CoLo-on-Demand service launched recently by Virtus which makes data centre colocation readily accessible and affordable for Cloud Service Providers.
The Climate Change Levy (CCL) is an energy tax to encourage business users to become more energy efficient, and to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. Opting to use energy from a low CO2 source as Virtus has now done – such as wind, solar, geothermal, landfill gas or Good Quality CHP (Combined Heat and Power) - gives exemption from the levy to customers of Virtus’ already highly energy efficient LON1 data centre.
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Virtus is London’s most modern and flexible data centre specialist. Its high quality, environmentally efficient and carrier rich data centres are the power and connectivity behind London's financial, media, cloud and digital economy businesses.
Since 2008 it has built and operated highly connected data centres located in prime but cost effective locations close to the centre of London. Its sites provide multi-use, highly resilient and secure Tier 3 facilities, ideally flexible for handling a broad range of requirements for businesses of all sizes.
By owning and designing its own data centres it has maintained an emphasis on high power density and environmentally friendly cooling technology. This maximises efficiency, minimises environmental impact and reduces operating costs for its clients.
Today it continues to innovate in the way businesses of all types buy data centre services to ensure it exceed its clients’ expectations in quality, flexibility, service and value.
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