There is no doubt that data centers’ voracious appetite for ping, power, and pipe will continue to grow – even accelerate due to unheralded force majeure events. Therefore, sustainability must have Board-level priority and investment across the entire data center ecosystem.
Data center water use has broad impacts. It affects the quality and availability of local water supplies, particularly when groundwater is involved. This special report series examines data center water usage amid historic droughts and wildfires in California and beyond.
The grid that provides most of the electrical power in the U.S. was designed in the 1890s. A Smart Grid that includes data center UPS units has the potential to be a win-win-win solution for all parties.
Sustainability is now a top-of-mind issue in data center construction and management, as cloud computing and digital transformation fuel the world’s growing thirst for processing power. This new special report series explores the future of the sustainable data center and its impact on the industry.
Power use growth has been offset through energy efficiency gained by the dramatic shift of compute workloads from legacy data centers to newer, significantly more efficient, enterprise-class colocation campuses and hyperscale cloud data centers. Ben Garrard, Vice President of Product Management at CoreSite, takes a deep dive into the changing landscape of power supply in today’s data centers.
Kris Holla, Group Vice President, Channel Sales for Nortek Air Solutions, explains how waste heat utilization or heat recycling can work to further data centers quest for energy efficiency and change the industry’s reputation as high energy consumers. However, not all data center cooling technology is suitable for waste heat recovery.
There’s more to microgrids than you might think. If you’ve never looked at microgrids as a real option for your data center, enterprise, or specific use-case, it might be an excellent moment to explore these solutions.