Thanks to garnering an excellent reputation for sustainable lighting solutions with the data centre space, Zumtobel Lighting UK & Ireland has joined the Data Centre Alliance (Data Centre Trade Association).
The DCA is a not-for-profit trade association consisting of leaders and experts from across the data centre sector. With over 450 Associate and Corporate members the DCA represents the largest independent data centre trade association of its kind.
Through the DCA, organisations operating their own data centres and server rooms can access trusted information on the benefits of adopting best practice and learn more about the products and services available to them.
The aim of the DCA is to create a trade association that is completely inclusive, independent and vendor neutral that represents the interests of the entire data centre community. This helps these organisations as they strive to drive down operational costs and increase the efficiency of their IT assets in support of their business goals.
On behalf of its members the DCA supports the development of EU/Intl Standards designed to increase operational professionalism and ensure consumer confidence in the products and services they purchase.
Steve Hone, DCA CEO commented, “The DCA are delighted to welcome Zumtobel Lighting as a Corporate Partner and very much look forward to working with them.
“Lighting plays an important role in the working environment and can be very uplifting. We are keen to learn more about the stunning and innovative lighting solutions now available for data centres and sharing these with the DCA Community.’
Steve Mansell, divisional director critical facilities at Zumtobel Lighting UK added, “Zumtobel has been leading the way within the lighting sector for 70 years, primarily focusing on our partnerships with commercial developers across the UK and helping them develop best in class lighting solutions.
“The critical facility sector has been a growing area of focus for us for the last eight years, developing our understanding and product offering across lighting, lighting control and central battery supply creating a lighting ecosystem, aligning with client needs and the evolving technical scope of their cutting edge facilities.
“With our new membership to the DCA, we are now in a position to further enhance our client partnerships, through learning and sharing knowledge. We look forward to working with the DCA and its members and are excited by the new opportunities this brings.”