At the 7th Data Centers Europe 2011 conference held in Nice, France, on 5 ands 6 May, Bull’s data center in Trélazé received the award for exceptional implementation of best practice in energy performance, against a field of 120 competitors from across Europe, a dozen of them in France. Awarded by the European Commission, the prize recognizes the transformation of an existing data center, built over one year ago, for its excellence in implementing best practice in energy performance.
The Trélazé data center, which extends to over 3,200m2 (34,400 square feet), is dedicated to Bull’s outsourcing activities for mission critical applications. The data center hosts applications at various levels of density, up to 40KW per bay, and provides services that meet extremely stringent service quality standards. The facility features the latest innovations and practices in terms of energy efficiency and sustainable development, and addresses the key concerns of businesses wanting to effectively combine performance, corporate social responsibility and security. The Trélazé data center hosts mon.service-public.fr – the French government public services portal – as well as other sensitive applications requiring an extremely high level of security. It is also one of the main data centers supporting Bull’s Cloud computing offerings.
Implementing eco-friendly data centers, optimizing their energy consumption and minimizing their carbon and environmental footprints is one of the nine key initiatives that make up Bull’s approach to sustainable development: an approach that aims to be both pragmatic and genuine based on the ability to deliver real added value. The progress that has been made is reflected in numerous ‘green’ technological innovations in servers and data centers, as well as the implementation of best business practice at its own locations.
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Watch the video “At the heart of the Bull Trélazé data center >>> http://www.bull-world.com/v_1WW46_en
 EU Code of Conduct For Data Centers published by the European Commission defines and sets out the rules for best practice when it comes to data center energy performance.