Two of our founder companies are engaged in a project funded by the European Commission, that seeks to provide tools to allow better procurement of public sector data centres and data centre services, specifically to make them “greener”, this of course means making them energy efficient and sustainable.

So far the project has delivered a conscise examination of all the global data centre related Standards (as in ISO’s) standards (as in local or regional requirements) and guidelines/best practices (as in private companies views on how stuff could be done) and consolidated these into a “Magnificent 7”.

The Magnificent 7 are ISO9001 (Quality Management), ISO14001 (Environmental Management) ISO 22301 (Business Continuity), ISO27001 (Information Security) & ISO50001 (Energy Management Systems) or equivalent management systems, we have also decided that in the EU at least, all public sector data centres or the data centres that host public sector hosting or cloud services should be “endorsers” to and/or participants in the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres (Energy Efficiency) programme administrated by the EU – Joint Research Centre, more information can be found

All new data centres for public sector or those colocation facilties hoping to host public sector clients should also be designed and built according to the European Normale EN BS* 50600. The * denotes the country code of the Standard, in this case this is a British Standard “BS”.

We’ve also created an EURECA tool, which provides information on your facility, how to improve and where to obtain specialist advice and a suppliers directory.


More information on the project can be found on this link and the tools will be launched at the 5th EURECA workshop in Amsterdam during the last week of September 2016, once the dates are been officially confirmed we’ll most the information on the “events” page