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Soaring Energy costs to hit UK DataCentres

The Data Centre Practice at BroadGroup is set to reveal a major study into the eco-crisis and operational pressures facing UK datacentres today as the rising costs of energy and IT-demand place severe strain on their very existence.

The study, to be revealed at the inaugural Power & Cooling Summit 25-26 October 06 at London Paddington Hilton, will be the industry’s first independent analysis of power and cooling challenges and solutions for European DataCentres and will offer some stark warnings to those unable to deliver major cost-savings and limit environmental wastage and energy consumption.

IT demand alone has created an energy consumption goliath with the annual energy costs of an average UK DataCentre estimated at near €5.3 million per year. By 2010, against shifting energy costs, this cost is expected to more than double to €11 million, making the UK the most expensive place to house a datacentre in Europe.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.