The Code of Conduct for Data Centres - What is that?

The European Code of Conduct for Data Centres is an initiative of the Joint Research Centre and the Institute for Energy of the European Commission. The Code of Conduct was created in response to the increasing energy consumption in data centres.

To continuously reduce energy consumption in data centres, the Code of Conduct has set itself the aim to sensitize operators and owners of data centres for the issue of green IT and show them ways how to save energy. This allows them to optimize their business processes without any negative impact on the business-critical data centre functions due to optimisation measures. With best practice examples, the European Commission also provides recommendations to support the implementation of data centres and infrastructure.

tde's commitment to the Code of Conduct

Through targeted consulting and public relations tde stands up for the principles of the Code of Conduct and promotes the establishment of "green" data centres. The Code of Conduct only includes data centre operators and vendors that provide for an economical and efficient energy use through their activities: 'Participants' are data centres that are operated according to strict energy-economic aspects. Endorsers are the producers of energy-efficient components.

The advantages for tde customers

After a thorough review of the product range and production methods used the tde was admitted to the small circle of the Code of Conduct endorsers by the EU Commission. This is a great honour that we can pass on to our customers.

All tde data centre components are designed for energy efficiency; the quality and environmental management follows the guidelines of ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and TL 9000.

Especially the tML® system offers companies interested in cutting costs through Green IT measures a modular cabling system of the highest technical level with a maximum packing density. tML® is a patented modular cabling system, which consists of three core components, namely modules, trunk cable and rack mount enclosure. The system components, which are a 100 percent made, pre-assembled and tested in Germany, enable an on-site plug and play installation within shortest time and can be reused at any time.

Due to a drastic reduction of the cable volume and twice the density in the rack, significant energy savings are achieved. As data centres can be smaller and also the ventilation channels in the cabinets and floors are not unnecessarily blocked, the required cooling efforts are reduced significantly - which is environmentally friendly and saves your money.

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Questions and Answers

FAQ’s – The Most Important Questions and Answers on the Code of Conduct for energy efficiency in data centres