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.
Switch will help create a 1 gigawatt solar energy project in Nevada, which will be the largest solar array in the United States, the company said today. The huge project showcases how the data center industry has taken a leadership role in shifting the U.S. economy to sustainable energy.
Despite the Trump administration’s decision, the data center industry is continuing to lead the shift to renewable energy to power the Internet economy.
Enterprise customers are asking for more renewable energy for their IT footprint. What’s the best way for service providers to provide it? Our roundtable of data center experts provides their take.