The data center and colocation industry is a small segment of the IT sector, but represents a large portion of the power consumption. In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Kevin Hagen, of Iron Mountain, outlines the evolution of renewable energy use in the data center and colocation industry.
The global green data center market, with Europe and the U.S. historically leading it, is expected to reach or exceed $55 billion by 2021. Aaron Binkley, Director of Sustainability Programs at Digital Realty, discusses how a growing customer focus on energy efficiency is driving the “green” data center market.
This planning guide looks at the importance of environmental concerns in the age of heightened corporate responsibility, and identifies the considerations for moving
to a clean energy model for data centers, including: • The growing importance of sustainability in the data center • What is “clean” energy? • How to source clean energy Download now to learn more