The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, has recognized 27 IBM Data Centers for energy efficiency according to an IBM announcement.
The EC based its recognition on the EU’s Code of Conduct for Data Centers, which is intended to reduce energy consumption by data centers.
“Data centers have always been a critical part of IBM’s heritage and are a significant part of our energy use and costs,” said Harry van Dorenmalen, IBM chairman, Europe. “The recognition of our commitment and leadership by the EU Code of Conduct is important to us since energy and climate related issues are part of IBM’s long standing corporate commitment to environmental leadership.”
IBM said it designed many of the data centers to support cloud computing.