Interxion raises green profile
Interxion Ireland MD Tanya Duncan
Tech4Biz | 07 Apr 2008 :
Interxion, a pan European provider of network-neutral data centre services, has become a contributor member of The Green Grid, a global not for profit consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centres and business computing ecosystems. With other members, including Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, Interxion will aim to maximise energy-efficient design and processes in data centres.
Chief marketing officer Dick Theunissen said the firm felt a responsibility to take an active role "in defining and delivering better standards in energy-efficiency." Theunissen added: "Interxion is in its fifth generation of data centre design, and each generation improves efficiency through energy-conscious design and the application of new technologies." He said his firm would share its knowledge and expertise.
Winston Bumpus, a director of The Green Grid, said: "Interxion's experience in building and managing 22 data centres across Europe will be invaluable. They have pioneered a number of leaner, more energy-efficient processes in their build-out programme."
The Green Grid seeks to provide industry-wide recommendations on best practices, metrics and technologies that will improve overall data centre and business computing energy efficiencies. By joining The Green Grid, Interxion is helping to determine and develop energy efficiency standards for developers and end users of data centre facilities and technology.