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Quest Software Endorses European Commission Code of Conduct for Data Centers
Quest Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: QSFT) today announced its endorsement of the European Union (EU) Code of Conduct for Data Centers, developed to address Europe’s increasing power consumption and the resulting effects on the environment. The Code is an important landmark in the fight against global warming, and a giant step forward in establishing best practices to reduce energy consumption and increase efficiency. The UK is the first country to set legally binding targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Code of Conduct was officially launched by Lord Hunt, Minister for Sustainable Development and Energy Innovation, who said, “If we are to tackle dangerous climate change, we need to reduce emissions and the decision businesses make play a key role in meeting this challenge. By signing up to this new Code of Conduct, companies can save energy and save money too, which goes to show that what’s good for the environment is good for business.” Lord Hunt went on to encourage data center operators to adopt the Code.

The Code was initiated by the Department for Environment, Food and Drug Affairs (Defra) in close collaboration with leaders in the IT industry. The British Computer Society (BCS), the chartered industry body for IT professionals, played a pivotal role in the Code’s development. Signatories to the Code will commit to implementing energy efficiency best practice, meeting minimum procurement standards, and annually reporting energy consumption. The Code of Conduct will be continuously developed and updated in consultation with stakeholders to follow technological development.

Having been involved in the development of the Code of Conduct, Quest Software is one of the early endorsers, represented by Joe Baguley, Quest Software’s chief technical officer in Europe. Said Baguley, “Energy efficiency is key to progressive and cost-effective data center management. Quest is delighted to be involved in the formation of the Code and its associated best practices. We are especially proud to be endorsing it at the launch.”

Continued Baguley, “New technologies such as virtualization bring challenges as well as opportunities. As one of the recognized leaders in application management, Quest is working to provide the software solutions that operators and application owners need in order to truly measure the cost of running their environments.”

Published Monday, December 01, 2008 6:08 AM by David Marshall
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