Eurofiber obtains certification for reducing energy consumption
Utrecht, 20 January 2016 – Eurofiber’s Tier3 datacenter in Utrecht recently acquired certification to the ISO 50001 standard for energy efficiency. This makes it one of the first datacenters in the Netherlands to be certified not only for its quality system (ISO 9001), information security (ISO 27001) and environmental management system (ISO 14001), but also for compliance with the applicable ISO 50001 standard for its energy management system. ISO 50001 specifies requirements for reducing energy consumption. Certification enables Eurofiber to underline its ambition to use energy as efficiently as possible and operate in an environmentally sustainable manner, as well as to achieve continual improvement in those areas.
“We are very proud that our datacenter is among the first in the Netherlands to obtain such extensive certification,” says Arian de Korte, Director Network Operations at Eurofiber. “ISO 50001 is an international standard for energy management which provides guidelines for us to further improve energy performance. This helps us to save energy, limit CO2 emissions and reduce costs. Our datacenter furthermore runs entirely on green electricity generated in the Netherlands with the SKM quality mark. Full expenditure on power is invested in Dutch wind farms.”
“Our customers want to provide their clients with energy-efficient services, leading them to place ever greater demands on our datacenter in this respect. Our government and health sector customers, for instance, adhere to strict energy standards, which we comfortably meet. And we plan to be even more energy efficient in the future,” says Jeannine van der Vlist, Commercial Director of Eurofiber.
As a leading supplier of datacenter services, Eurofiber emphasizes placing extremely high demands on the security, reliability and scalability of its datacenter. In addition to benefiting from direct access to Eurofiber’s nationwide fiber-optic network, customers can currently also choose between connections provided by different carriers. Furthermore, there is an increasing number of interconnectivity providers of services, and the datacenter is connected to the AMS-IX and NL-ix internet exchanges.