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UK Solar Powered Server Colocation

11 October 2018, in Web Wiz Data Centre, Hosting Services

Green Server ColocationLooking for a Green Data Centre to house your server?

Fed up with having a noisy server running in the corner of your office?

Looking to house your server in a locale Data Centre in the Bournemouth and Poole area?

Then why not house your server in our Green Data Centre?

The Web Wiz Green Data Centre is powered by our own on-site Solar Panel Array, uses 100% Renewable Energy Sources, and Carbon Off-site by the WorldLand Trust.

If you wish to know more information on our Server Colocation at our Green Data Centre, take a look at the Server Colocation pages.

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UK Solar Powered Data Centre

11 September 2018, in Web Wiz News, Web Wiz Data Centre

Solar Powered Data CentreIn May 2018 we opened our new purpose-built UK Data Centre, one of the prime objectives was to build a Green Energy Efficient Data Centre.

Today Web Wiz are pleased to announce the completion of our on-site PV Solar Array that will generate electricity to power both our Data Centre and our Office.

Our PV Solar Array consists of 50 high efficient German made Hanwha Q.Cell Solar Panels able to produce 305 Wp each. To increase the performance further a SolardEdge system has been fitted that uses Power Optimisers on each Solar Panel coupled with a SolarEdge Invertor allowing each Panel to work independently increasing the amount of power generated by up to 25%.

Our Solar Panel Array can provide 7 times more power on a sunny day than is used by our Facility and over a year will produce 80% of the electricity we use in our Data Centre and Office.

Being in the UK sunshine is rather limited especially during the winter months, so we are unable to have a 100% Solar Powered Data Centre, therefore there will be times when we will need to use Utility Power.

For carbon emissions from the use of Utility Power we have since 2010 partnered with The World Land Trust through their Carbon Balanced Projects to off-set all our carbon emissions. 


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Poole Data Centre Efficiency

22 August 2018, in Web Wiz Data Centre

Data Centre EfficiencyEnvironmental Ethics are at the core of our business and one of the primary design aims of our new Data Centre in Poole was to make it as energy efficient as possible.

Our new Poole Data Centre has been running now for 3 months (May 2018 to August 2018) during this time we have been keeping a record of energy usage.

To calculate the efficiency of a Data Centre and help identify areas where improvements can be made The Green Energy Grid came up with Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) metric.

Over the first 3 month period our new Poole Data Centre has been running it has run with a PUE rating of 1.41. This is very good but we believe that it could be better.

By measuring our PUE we have identified areas such as UPS and Cooling Systems where further efficiencies can be made. We are looking into solutions with the help of Dorset County Council's Low Carbon Dorset to further reduce energy consumption.

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Web Wiz New Poole Data Centre

17 May 2018, in Web Wiz News, Web Wiz Data Centre

Web Wiz Poole Data CentreWeb Wiz is pleased to announce the opening of our new 1,800 sq. ft. Tier II Data Centre facility in Poole, Bournemouth, Dorset on the South Coast of the UK.

The location of the purpose-built Data Centre was selected as it situated on the highest point in Poole to reduce the risk of flooding.

Green energy efficiency was at the heart of our new Data Centre design, with Generators powered by Natural Gas rather than Diesel and A++ rated Heat Exchangers to keep the Data Hall cool.

We understand that to our customers' service outages are a major concern that is why we have two diverse Fibre Connections coming into the building at opposite sides, one from BT OpenReach and the other from Virgin Media.

Over the next couple of months, we will be migrating our Equipment and Servers co-located at 3rd Party Data Centres over to our new Poole Data Centre.

If you would like to book a tour of our new Poole Data Centre facilities please contact Web Wiz. 

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