The Raritan Blog

How Colocation Centers Can Meet and Even Exceed the UK’s Climate Change Agreement

Posted on September 26, 2014 by Michael Bord

Cloud Colocation Data Center Servers

As of this past summer, becoming an energy efficient colocation provider now carries added financial incentive in the UK.  Thanks to the newly enacted Climate Change Agreement (CCA), colocation providers that manage to improve their power usage effectiveness (PUE) are eligible for green tax breaks. 

So far the CCA has proven controversial within the data center industry for its use of PUE as the primary metric for defining energy efficiency.  And, for favoring colocation providers over in-house data centers – particularly those who have done little to improve efficiency and have the greatest to gain by implementing even the smallest of changes. But whether or not you agree with the law’s current methodology, the CCA has been hailed as the first positive step toward creating a more ecofriendly IT industry, and is therefore liable to stick around. 


Subscribe


Upcoming Events

West 2019
February 13 - 15  •  San Diego, CA
Data Center World Global 2019
March 19 - 22  •  Phoenix, AZ
Data Center Dynamics NY
April 9 - 10  •  New York, NY
NAB 2019 - National Association of Broadcasters Show
April 6 - 11  •  Las Vegas
Interop 19
May 20 - 23  •  Las Vegas, NV

View all Events

Latest Raritan News

Raritan’s New 4K Ultra HD KVM-over-IP Switch Wins Best of Show Award at NAB
Posted on May 21, 2019
Raritan Unveils KVM-over-IP Switch with Enhanced Performance and 4K Ultra HD
Posted on April 4, 2019
Raritan Announces New SmartSensors™ for Accurate Insights on Data Center Environmental Health
Posted on January 28, 2019
Raritan Extends Reach of Remote Server Management with New KVM Product
Posted on November 26, 2018
Raritan Expands Intelligent Rack Management Portfolio with New Electronic Locking System for Equipment Cabinet Doors
Posted on July 26, 2018

View all news