DCO – Data Centre Oostkamp wins 3 European Awards
OOSTKAMP – LCP NV, an Oostkamp-based SME with more than 16 years of Internet experience, opened its new data centre last year in October. The building was inaugurated officially by Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne, who compared it to “a harbour for the new economy.”
The importance of new innovative data centres does not escape the notice of the data centre industry either.
DCO won European prizes in Nice and in London this past month.
Data Centre Oostkamp was chosen the best new data centre in Europe.
A week earlier in Nice, we had won an award from the European Commission for the best, new most energy-efficient data centre.
London, 15 December, Winner of Datacenter Dynamics leadership award category 'Green Datacentre' 2011
London, 2 June, New Data Centre Award 2011
The ‘Data Centre in Europe 2011 Awards’ are also known as the Oscars of the Data Centre Industry. On 2 June, Data Centre Oostkamp won the “New Data Centre Award 2011’ in London.
It is a recognition for the innovative concept of the data centre which is based on the “box-in-box” principle. Nevertheless, an ‘out-of-the-box’ mode of thought was needed to bring about pioneering innovations for the data centre sector.
The international panel praised DCO particularly for flexibility but also for its modular structure. Measures are taken regarding the cooling, power and layout of the hall so as to be able to expand step by step. This approach has the advantage of sparing unnecessary losses and that the customers (future) needs can be anticipated very specifically.
Nice, 5 May, European Code of Conduct Award for new Data Centre 2011
Since the data centre opened in October 2010, LCP NV has subscribed to the Code of Conduct for data centres, i.e. European Commission guidelines for the promotion of energy efficient data centres.
The growing use of digital media drives up the demand for data centres. Witness facebook, twitter, business applications, etc. An ecological solution must be provided to meet this growing demand.
DCO has moreover taken measures on the cooling, electricity distribution and such like fronts to reduce substantially the extra energy above the power consumption for the computer. A traditional data centre needs between 50 – 100% extra energy per computer power unit. At DCO, we need just 6% for the losses on batteries, cooling control, lighting, etc. (PUE 1.06).
On the European Map
Data Centre Oostkamp has positioned itself squarely on the European map – not only through international citations but also through the expansion of an extensive glass fibre network.
DCO is located at the core of the London- Frankfurt and Amsterdam-Paris axes. Thanks to these high quality glass fibre connections, various customers, from SMEs to multinationals, can acquire the services they need as building blocks for an optimal production environment.
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