In the same way busses are more eco-friendly than cars, colocationdata 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).
Even new technologies are eco-friendly
We at 4D are proud to provide new solutions using the most up-to-date technology, and we make sure our green policy extends to these new technologies as well.
HPCis the next generation of computing and can have use an incredible amount of power, but watch out video below to see how we've worked to make sure we provide HPC hosting facilities in an eco-friendly way.
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.
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