Datacentre cost efficiency and energy solutions to be discussed at Data Centre Europe Conference

datacentre_europe12APC by Schneider Electric is to present cost-effective ways firms can embrace clean energy as part of the Green Debate at the Data Centre Europe Conference at Espaces Antipolis, near Nice in France from 22 – 23 April 2010. This fitting discussion comes at a time when companies are all too aware of the need to consider the environment when assessing their outsourcing requirements.

In a tough economic climate, firms will naturally want to put cost savings first, particularly as the cost of energy is on the increase. But with outside influences focussing on green issues firms no longer have the luxury of choosing between cost savings and the environment and will have to accommodate both.

The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), a sector of the UK Government, aims to reduce the level of carbon emissions produced by ‘low energy-intensive’ organisations by around 1.2 million tonnes of CO2 per year by 2020. However, with power at the forefront of data centre design and cost, this Government interference had left the sector with a high price to pay.

Philip Low, managing director of BroadGroup commented: “Although carbon reduction is the global goal, the implementation of schemes by individual European governments does vary. The UK government’s CRC scheme for example is widely criticised, and has not factored in the need for enterprises to migrate to cloud services as part of the growth and expansion by data centres.”

Mr Paul-François Cattier, VP France, Benelux & French speaking Africa, comments on how APC by Schneider Electric can help firms with data centre outsourcing requirements: “Our company provides enterprise customers with a fully integrated solution to optimise their data centre power and cooling consumptions in a cost effective manner.”

For more information about the event and to book tickets visit there is an early bird discount available for those who book by 12 March 2010. The Data Centre Europe Conference takes place at Espaces Antipolis, near Nice in France from 22 – 23 April 2010.

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Kirsty Marshall
VP Communications
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