GLASGOW, Scotland, December 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Energy efficiency and resource management certification for UK data centres
iomart (AIM: IOM), the managed cloud services provider, has added another important accreditation to its extensive portfolio of industry standards.
iomart has achieved ISO 50001:2011, the international standard for Energy Management Systems. ISO 50001 is the standard for energy use and consumption. It provides a framework to integrate energy efficiency into the daily operations of global companies.
Obtaining this standard demonstrates that iomart's approach to energy management complies with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) and meets the objectives of the Climate Change Agreement (CCA).
Steve Flockhart, Head of Information Assurance and Compliance for iomart, said: "Performance and compliance are key requirements for any business moving to the cloud. Achieving ISO 50001 means our customers can be sure that energy efficiency and environmental management are important drivers for how we manage the resources and assets we have within our data centres and how we deliver our services."
Along with ISO 14001, the standard for Environmental Management Systems, achieving ISO 50001 means that iomart is one of the cloud companies leading the way in its approach to energy and environmental management. iomart works with Schneider Electric to analyse energy efficiency across its multiple UK data centres and to ensure it meets regulatory requirements.
Steve Wilhite, Senior Vice President of Energy & Sustainability Services at Schneider Electric said: "In any industry, energy and environmental management make business sense but efficiency and reliability are often seen as at odds. iomart has proven otherwise. ISO 50001 certification just adds to the steps it's taken to deliver always-on services while optimising the use of energy and other critical resources."
iomart is proud to have achieved more industry certifications than any other cloud and managed services provider in the UK.
Steve Flockhart added: "iomart is committed to delivering cloud and managed services to the highest standards on behalf of our customers across the private and public sector."
iomart Group Plc (AIM: IOM) designs, builds and manages cloud environments. Expert in all types of managed cloud - public, private and hybrid - iomart is vendor, platform and technology agnostic and will recommend the cloud environment to meet your specific business needs.
With a global infrastructure of 10 UK and 6 Global data centres, fully certified to supply services to both the public and private sectors, and with over 200 technical experts on hand, iomart delivers Any Cloud Your Way.
SOURCE Iomart Group Plc