Atos, a global leader in Digital Transformation, together with the Yvelines departmental Council, has officially inaugurated its new energy-efficient global datacentre in Les Clayes-sous-Bois, in Yvelines.
This modern optimised datacentre will house the most recent servers and technologies to guarantee Atos’ clients – who wish to locate their data and applications on French territory and in compliance with European regulations – optimal performance, storage capacity, security, scalability and cost-efficiency.
An eco-efficient datacentre
The new datacentre is energy-efficient with a PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) of 1.2, a lot less than the global industry average of 2.0 and 30% more energy-efficient than the previous datacentre (1.7 PUE).
This is partly due to its hyper-efficient cooling system, which minimises water and power consumption. It is certified in accordance with the recognised ISO 14001 standard, which requires companies to implement comprehensive energy management systems to continually improve the ecobalance. The new building’s infrastructure (which regulates the power, the temperature etc) uses only 20% of the energy which is used by the servers.
The new 1,300 m2 datacentre, which started construction in 2017, is situated on Atos’ existing R&D site and is the first two in the series of eight modules planned to be built from 2017 to 2020.
This joint initiative came into fruition from the sale of part of the land on the Atos site at Les Clayes-sous-Bois to the Yvelines departmental Council through the Établissement Public Foncier d’Île-de-France (EPFIF). Atos will be the exclusive tenant for 30 years. Atos has 93 datacentres worldwide, 15 of which are in France.