The West Coast wildfires are highlighting the importance of energy security for data centers, which are pursuing a number of strategies to adapt to climate change and rolling blackouts, including on-site power generation.
Bloom Energy aims to disrupt the way data centers power their mission-critical facilities with their fuel cell technology. Bloom’s fuel cells are able to convert and store electricity from either natural gas or renewable biogas, offering a solution for customers concerned about their power sourcing. Their emphasis on energy that is both reliable and sustainable has attracted customers including eBay, Apple, and Equinix.
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To meet demand for its pre-loaded server racks, Supermicro has opened a new integration facility in San Jose that uses robotics to move racks of servers.
Bloom Energy has received a huge vote of confidence from one of the industry’s largest players. Equinix Inc., will install Bloom Energy Servers in 12 data centers in California, New York and Los Angeles.
Bloom Energy Server fuel cells are being seen in more data centers as the industry focuses on carbon output. In making the case for fuel cells, Bloom is advancing a fundamental rethinking of data center power systems.