Your data center can be certified with the Blue Angel.
The Blue Angel classifies companies implementing long-term strategies for the increase of energy and resource efficiencies of data centers particularly with regard to required IT services and regular monitoring for the improvement of data center operations. By saving energy certified companies significantly contribute in the environmental and climate protection and reduce their operating costs for data centers at the same time.
For this purpose the DCM Energy is equipped with a special module offering the functions and the compliance with the requirements for the first and the recertification with the "Blue Angel". DCM Energy supports the certification with the new eco label "Blue Angel for the energy-conscious operation of data centers".
The "Blue Angel" certification is realized in accordance with clear guidelines. The compliance with these guidelines is mandatory. If data center operators comply with the requirements of the award criteria and on the basis of the defined key performance indicators and documents the TU Berlin, another cooperation partner, verifies the correctness and completeness of the data being the basis for a certification.
All information required in the RAL-UZ 161 can be implements in the DCM Energy.
Additionally a module for the inventory of all data center components is available (Data Center Infrastructure Management - DCIM) allowing data entries from different, already existing systems. The determination of continuous measurements of the data center inventory are the result. These measured data are the basis for the automatic calculation of the required key performance indicators and the annual efficiency report for the receipt of the "Blue Angel" certificate.
DCM Energy thus ensuring data center operators a significant relief and a considerably reduced deployment of own resources. This webbased tool provides a considerable saving of costs and time.
"We are happy that the "Blue Angel" found its way for energy intensive data centers with regard to environmental protection. And that RZ-Products adopted this theme in combination with the monitoring software thus supporting the certification process and the effective data center operation reflecting the fact that this issue is well accepted in the market.
Since 1978 the "Blue Angel" eco label distinguishes companies for their environmental commitments. The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) is the proprietor of the trademark whereas the Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) is responsible for the development of criteria.
With the introduction of RAL-UZ 161 the "Blue Angel" for energy conscious data center operations is available since July 2012. The eco label is awarded by RAL GmbH. RAL GmbH permits the right to use this label for products and services in compliance with the binding basic criteria.
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