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CyrusOne joins the EUDCA Board of Directors and Policy Committee

Written by Thu 30 Apr 2020

Colocation giant to play key role in data centre policy discussions in Europe

The European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) has announced that colocation company CyrusOne has joined the Board of Directors and Policy Committee as an Associate Member, where it will support the organisation’s efforts to monitor, educate and encourage best practice in data centre policy in Europe and around the world.

CyrusOne is a leading global data centre real estate investment trust (REIT) with a significant European portfolio totalling nearly 150 megawatts of operational facilities and sites under development across Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Dublin. The company has recently stepped up efforts to promote sustainability in the European and wider data centre industry.

“We are delighted to be expanding our work with the EUDCA, strengthening relationships with key policy stakeholders and elevating standards for best practice in the data centre industry across Europe,” said Matt Pullen, Managing Director, Europe at CyrusOne.

Pullen continued, “CyrusOne customers have the highest expectations for quality, service and some of the world’s most ambitious sustainability goals. We take our role in ensuring access to green power and technologies which increase efficiency seriously, and the best way to affect change in these areas is working with governments and European Commissioners. The EUDCA is one of the few industry bodies with similarly ambitious aspirations.”

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome CyrusOne, one of the largest global data centre providers with a significant presence in Europe, as a member of our Board of Directors and Policy Committee,” said Apostolos Kakkos, Chairman at EUDCA. “We share the same goals in further developing the data centre industry while promoting best practices in energy consumption and use of green energy. Towards these goals we need to unite our voices and add value to the industry supporting the fourth industrial revolution.”

Michael Winterson, Policy Committee Chairman commented: “With the new European Commission coming out very strong on both a green and digital policy focus in 2020, it is now more important than ever that the data centre industry speak as a single voice to Brussels on both the good work we have done and the opportunity to deliver more societal value going forward. I look forward to working with the team now that CyrusOne have joined.”

The EUDCA is home to leading figures in the European commercial data centre operator community and works to support a roadmap for sustainable growth.

Written by Thu 30 Apr 2020

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