Thursday, 17 July 2014

ICEOTOPE Free Trials (UK Only)

Some of  you may be aware of the innovative liquid cooled server solution from Sheffield, the ICEOTOPE.
More information on the ICEOTOPE can be found here
We have been aware of this product and its development for the past three years and have recently been given the opportunity to assist them in their future rollout plans.
These include a limited number of free 2 week trials when you can evaluate the product in your own environment and compare it with you current or future technology needs.
We'll even thrown in 2 days of engineering time to assist you and your team work out a full evaluation plan.
There are conditions and these include that you allow us full access to the test data and allow us to publish it.
The trial can be extended at a small cost.
If you'd like to take the opportunity to test and evaluation the "future of the data centre" please get in touch on 01926 843835 or

We are looking forward to your call.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

The Final

two games of the world cup will be (have been) played this weekend, at the time of writing we know not the winner, runner up or 3rd/4th places but it matters not, football will be the winner!

Last weekend was a fantastic weekend of sport in the UK and we saw the Netherlands (our team due to England's lacklustre and woeful campaign) win through against Costa Rica to play Argentina, whom they lost to on Wednesday, Lewis Hamilton win the British Grand Prix from 5th on pole and millions of people watching the Tour de France in Yorkshire.

We went up to Manchester on the Monday for the DCA EE&S group meeting, which was well attended and where lots of topics were dicussed (more info can be found on the DCA website), afterwards the delegates were treated to a wide range of ales and beers in a very nice pub and later to a greek meze meal in Princess Street.

The next day the Data Centre Transformation conference was full of interesting stuff, more details on that event will also be published on the DCA website in the near future.

Next week, we'll be in London for the PEDCA update and awaiting full confirmation of our trip to Mauritius (if enough delegates register for the courses, that is!)

So, enjoy the weekend and we'll be back with another blog entry soon.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

CCA for Data Centres - Update

Well, its here, its live and its been passed into law.
If you're a co-location or hoisting data centre operator that can fulfill the requirements then you can obtain a reduction on the CCL and exemption from the CRC carbon tax, this is mooted to be worth £170 Million for the UK sector.

Carbon3IT Ltd were invited by DECC to review the information from techUK and the Data Centre Council and to comment on the text of the legislation, as you can imagine we considered this to be an endorsement of our continuing work to promote energy efficiency within the data centre sector, both in the UK and globally.

I was of the opinion that a CCA for Data Centres would be hard if not impossible to achieve so congratulations to the techUK and in particular Emma Fryer for pulling it off.

Now, the hard work begins, applicants will have to provide a years worth of accurate PUE data, and this means sub metering and verifiable to the Green Grid methodology for PUE which will shortly be a ISO standard (another area where Carbon3IT Ltd through our MD being on the BSI IST/46 committee has had input) as well as various limitations on the size of the data centre, its energy consumption, and that it provides wholesale (co-location/hosting) services (i.e that other companies lease or rent space within the facilities)
Enterprise, or companies that own and operate their own facilities will NOT be able to participate at this time, however we do understand that the scheme may be extended to include enterprise facilities at some point in the future.

We also attended the CCA for Data Centres launch party at CBRE last Tuesday on their wonderful roof terrace overlooking St Pauls Cathedral in London

Carbon3IT Ltd are partnering with a number of companies to provide 3rd party verification and consulting to data centre operators that wish to participate in the scheme and as soon as our negotiations are finalised we will post details of our partner companies and contact details.

In the meantime, should you wish to go directly to us for these services please contact us on our usual contact points.

In other news, our MD was invited to speak at the Green Grid event in Japan next week, but due to prior commitments (the DCA Data Centre Transformation Conference in Manchester) we were unable to attend this year, but the invitation is open and we hope to visit soon.

Our MD will also be hosting the 2nd DCA Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Group meeting in Manchester on Monday 7th July, further details on this event can be found here and will be in attendance at the Data Centre Transformation Conference the next day, more details on this event can be found here.

If you're going to to be at either event, we'll see you there.

Our next blog will report on both meetings, until next time, enjoy the remaining quarter finals of the World Cup, the Tour de France, the Wimbledon Ladies Final, the F1 British Grand Prix or whatever sporting event takes your fancy this weekend.