ARM Holdings, the UK technology company at the heart of many of today’s electronic devices, has achieved a gold award for the green performance of its data centre from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
The Certified Energy Efficient Datacentre Award (CEEDA) scheme, developed by the BCS and delivered by DatacenterDynamics (DCD), enables data centre operators to demonstrate their commitment to energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions. ARM has achieved a gold award, the highest available.
The CEEDA process involves assessors reviewing practices in each data centre and producing a detailed report of their findings, together with an award recommendation. The Institute reviews the recommendation and, if appropriate, awards a Gold, Silver or Bronze level. The data centre company also receives a detailed report and action plan for improvement to achieve the next level.
ARM is the third organisation to have its data centre accredited through the CEEDA scheme; the Co-operative Group and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute achieved silver and bronze awards respectively.
Review: It’s great to see a UK technology star like ARM also performing well in terms of the energy efficiency of its operations.
In fact ARM, as a company, is arguably doing a lot more to help reduce IT energy use. The company designs chips for smartphones, which, of necessity, have to be very energy efficient (to make batteries last). Not only has the company been achieving that, but it has resulted in its technology being adopted in more ‘mainstream’ IT.