John Booth is a well-known figure in EU data centre circles, primarily for his role as reviewer for the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres (Energy Efficiency) (EUCOC) programme and his work with the Certified Energy Efficiency Data Centre Award (CEEDA) which assesses data centres to a subset of the EUCOC best practices. He is also the chair of the Data Centre Alliance’s (DCA) Energy Efficiency SIG and committee member on the Sustainability steering group, shaping the DCA’s policy on these topics as well as providing support to the DCA in other steering groups and the Alliance’s wider activities.
He is the V Chair of the BCS Green IT specialist group. He also represents the BCS/DCA/Carbon3IT Ltd on the TCT7/3 committee that works upon the EN50600 Data Centres Design and Build Standards and KPI’s (PUE ETC) He runs his own Green IT consultancy, Carbon3IT Ltd, providing support to organisations that are preparing to adopt various data centre standards including the more general standards such as Quality, Environment, Business Continuity, Information Security, and Energy Management. They also provide specialist niche consultancy in the field of Green IT.
Carbon3IT Ltd has recently completed work on the EURECA project, www.dceureca.eu , this EU funded project was rated as “exceptional” by the EC and dealt with the procurement of green data centres and services for the EU public sector. John has appointed by Green IT Amsterdam to provide programme management for the CATALYST project http://project-catalyst.eu/ We’ve also just started work on the ECO-Qube project, again funded by the EU which is research into AI close control for Edge Data Centres.
John is a lead auditor for ISO50001: (2011/2018) Energy Management Systems and ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management Systems, is a Certified Data Centre Audit Professional CDCAP TM (Recert 2018) and is an ESOS registered Assessor.