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 Monday, 15th December 2008, 18:53:00

'1,000 companies' to follow GSK's data centre cooling solution

'1,000 companies' to follow GSK's data centre cooling solution

Approximately 1,000 UK companies will follow in the footsteps of healthcare business GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) by implementing data centre cooling technology powered by local canals and rivers, it has been estimated.

According to British Waterways, many firms based waterside will be interested in the new system, which was recently installed at GSK's centre of operations off the Grand Union Canal in west London.

GSK has replaced the air conditioning system for its data centre with heat exchangers and a refrigeration device, which cools using recyclable water.

Spokesman Duncan Learmouth predicted that the system will save GSK £100,000 each year on energy bills and reduce carbon dioxide emissions from its London base by as much as 920 tonnes per annum.

"GSK is leading the way as the first FTSE 100 company to embrace and realise the benefits of utilising their canal-side location to lower energy bills and reduce impact on the environment," commented Tony Hales, chairman of British Waterways.

The news follows Dell's statement earlier this month that there is presently a "strong" drive among businesses to seek out eco-friendly IT solutions.ADNFCR-1984-ID-18930362-ADNFCR

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