In the same way busses are more eco-friendly than cars, colocation data centres are the green option for eco-conscious businesses. 4D wasn’t satisfied with simply relying on this fact, and so we’re committed to making ourselves as environmentally friendly as possible. This is why you’ll not only find green inspiration at the heart of our logo, but also at the heart of our data centres.
Energy Efficiency Award Winners
We were early adopters of adiabatic cooling towers, which significantly reduce the energy use of our cooling system
In 2019 we added an additional adiabatic cooling tower to our Gatwick centre, continuing our commitment to this green technology
We didn't stop there
There’s more to our green technology than our cooling towers. We’re constantly pushing the technical boundaries of our core network, and similarly, we’re always on the lookout for new technologies which improve the efficiency of both our Surrey and Gatwick Data Centres.
Our key achievements have been:
Increased cooling efficiency through cold aisle containment in all our data centres
State of the art UPSs with line-interactive / ‘Smart Active’ efficiency of up to 98.5%
Low energy LED lighting which uses motion sensors to shut off automatically
Our electricity is backed by Renewable Energy Guarantees Origin Certificates
We provide Carbon-Neutral cloud services through carbon offsetting
All of the above means we have achieved an all-year average PUE of 1.14 (Only 0.03 different from Google’s most cutting-edge data centre).
All that cardboard
You’d be surprised at how much packaging accompanies a full rack of servers – it’s a lot. Unlike a lot of data centres that force you to take it with you, we’ll sort it, crush it and recycle it for you. Convenient and green.
If you want to make your company greener, talk to one of our experts about which of our environmentally-friendly services would be a good fit for you.
Why 100s of people like you trust us
Zero power outages & 99.999% uptime
100% UK customer service 24/7
ISO 27001:2013 certified
Microsoft & Cisco certified engineers
PCI:DSS security compliant
24/7 UK support, all year round from our expert engineers