Good living

The partnership will encourage WWF to adopt sustainable IT, helping to reduce its environmental footprint.

The Living Planet Centre – situated in Woking – opened its doors to the public on 1st November 2013, and showcases the latest in sustainable design, technology and construction.

Cisco is providing the end-to-end IT infrastructure incorporating some of the technology used to power the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In turn, Dimension Data is offering its expertise and services to implement the Centre’s infrastructure. The technology design will support WWF’s sustainability goals, which include smarter working and more efficient energy management.

As part of Cisco and Dimension Data’s commitment to deliver sustainable IT solutions, Cisco’s Enterprise Network technology is delivering a flexible and resilient network infrastructure, which provides WWF staff and visitors with secure connectivity from any device. By supporting mobility both within and away from the Centre, WWF is able to make more efficient use of its office space and reduce the need to commute.

The network will be the platform to connect to the data centre built on the Cisco Unified Computing System, and will help increase the efficiency and utilisation of network and server resources. Combined with the ground source cooling and heating function in the Centre, this will be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy.

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