Digital Realty Trust has just announced plans to lease a second Turn-Key Datacentre to IBM for additional space purposes at Digital Realty Trust’s facility in Paris.
News of the expansion comes at a time when Digital Realty Trust itself reports that most datacenters across the UK are fearful of expansion given new ‘green’ government regulations.
According to the survey by Digital Realty Trust, which included senior level datacentre professionals from across Europe, who are directors at IT, IS, MIS or finance companies that earn over €500 million, 70% of professionals are concerned with the impact ‘green’ regulations will have on the costs of current or expanded datacentres.
CTO, Jim Smith, of Digital Realty Trust commented that the survey shows that companies are concerned about how they will efficiently meet new CRC (Carbon Reduction Commitment) regulations and how the new regulations might affect the way datacentres are currently operated as well as future customer relations.
The concern seems to branch from the misconceptions and misunderstandings that companies have about the new CRC regulations, with only 57% of the survey respondents claiming to understand the exact definition of a ‘green’ datacentre.
This may be one reason why IBM targeted the Digital Turn-Key space, as the datacentre already meets a wide array of the green regulations including advanced cooling, energy efficiency, redundancy, and sustainability features.
Yet, the Digital Realty Trust survey reported that while many companies mention that green strategy plays a vital role in choosing a datacentre provider, there is no present company that currently shows significant growth as a green leader.
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