As the data center industry continues to grow, QTS notes that “the data center industry has an escalating responsibility to implement forward-looking initiatives that conserve energy and water, and minimize waste.” A new report from QTS explores how to explore how sustainble data centers and the colocation industry can more us toward a greener future.
Damien Gaynor, Chief Marketing Officer at Echelon Data Centres Limited, explores the future of data center sustainability and what it will take to reach efficiency goals.
Google will power its entire global information empire entirely with carbon-free energy by 2030, matching every second of its data center operations to renewable energy sources.
Switch will use new large-scale energy storage technology from Tesla to boost its use of solar energy for its data center campuses in Las Vegas and Reno. Each Tesla Megapack provides up to 3 megawatts of energy storage.
Digital Realty will work with The Science-Based Targets Initiative to ensure that its sustainability program adapts to the full scope and urgency of the global climate challenge. The company operates 267 data centers around the globe.
The data center industry is accelerating its embrace of sustainability, as enterprise customers push for more renewable energy. The top 4 hyperscale operators procured 3.76 gigawatts of renewable energy in 2019.
Google is shifting large computing jobs to times where they can be powered with renewable energy, creating a “carbon intelligent” platform that enables data centers to use more solar and wind energy to power servers.
Iron Mountain has spent several years adding data center capacity and green power. In 2020 it will also focus on enhancing its interconnection capabilities and building connected customer ecosystems.
Aligned has matched the entire IT load of its data centers with renewable energy, as part of a holistic sustainability program spanning all parts of its operations.
What’s ahead for the data center industry? We’ve identified eight themes that will shape the data center business in 2020. The big theme: data, data everywhere.