Datum Datacentres secures Climate Change Agreement to support environmental efficiencies

Press Release

FARNBOROUGH – 21 March 2016 – Datum Datacentres is delighted to announce that it has secured a Climate Change Agreement based on its energy consumption over the last 2 years and agreed efficiency targets to the end of 2020.

Climate change agreements (CCAs) form part of the UK Government Energy and Climate Change programme. CCAs are negotiated arrangements that provide an extension to the Climate Change Levy rebate for energy intensive industries in return for meeting energy efficiency improvement targets.

External Cooling

External Cooling

Commenting on the agreement, Liam Mitchell, Data Centre Manager at Datum said: “From the outset, Datum has maintained a strong focus on energy efficiency, attaining ISO 50001 and signing up to the EU Code of Conduct of data centres. Our environmentally intelligent adiabatic cooling solution supports extremely efficient, predictable cooling for high densities, whilst removing the cooling plant and associated water service risks from the IT space. The end result is complete alignment of our energy efficiency goals with those of our clients – a reduced carbon footprint and reduced cost.”

Launched in 2013, Datum delivers highly secure and resilient co-location to a prestigious client list that includes over 30 organisations from both the private and public sector, serving vertical markets from Finance and Insurance through IT Security Services and Defence, and including companies from the FTSE 250 and Fortune 500. As Liam adds: “Securing the Climate Change Agreement and the associated efficiency target will benefit both Datum and our clients and we are fully behind the initiative.”

About Datum
Datum provides highly resilient, ultra secure co-location data centres to enterprises and service providers. Connection-rich, our carrier and cloud neutral data centres support hybrid compute and connected DR, delivering always-on availability and high power densities backed by enterprise class service. Part of the Attenda IT Services group, our data centres are trusted as secure environments for content, data and business critical IT to connect with a neutral choice of networks and cloud service providers.

Datum Farnborough (FRN1) Key Features

  • Strategic, London-edge, secure campus Location
  • Pressurised free cooling providing Leading-Edge Environmental Efficiency
  • SLA backed 100% Power Availability
  • Enhanced, Government-grade Security
  • Dynamic & Flexible support for High-Density deployments (up to 30kW per rack as standard)
  • Carrier & Cloud Neutral
  • Comprehensive Accreditations including ISO 9001, ISO 27001:2013, ISO 50001, PCI DSS, DCA Class 3 Fully Operational, EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres
  • Highly Resilient infrastructure design & operations to support business critical IT


Press Contact:
Lexie Gower
T: 0845 5680123
E: lexie.gower@datum.co.uk