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 is building a 7.2 megawatt solar energy array on the roof of its massive data center building in Edison, N.J., which will be the largest rooftop solar deployment in the US data center industry.
Are customer office space and sustainable design differentiators in a data center? Vantage Data Centers thinks so, offering spacious, sunlit break rooms, and sustainability features that combine solar and wind power, and EV charging stations.
Digital Realty has provisioned renewable energy to support its growing data center footprint in Northern Virginia, the latest in a series of moves to secure its competitive position in strategic markets.
Announcements this week by Google, Amazon and Dominion Energy highlight the data center industry’s leadership in building a future in which cloud computing is powered by renewable energy.
Dominion Energy will add six new solar power facilities to provide 350 MW of renewable energy for Facebook data centers. The new supply helps address the concerns raised by Greenpeace about the pace of Dominion’s renewable energy program.
On Earth Day 2019, data center providers have new tools to make renewable power accessible to customers in multi-tenant data centers. Iron Mountain’s Green Power Program is the first offering based on new carbon accounting guidelines from the Future of Internet Power collaboration.
Greenpeace says Virginia utility Dominion Energy has not kept pace with the data center industry’s appetite for renewable energy. The environmental group singled out Amazon Web Service for its rate of adoption of green power.
In a hyperscale deal that reflects the intersection of power and data, Digital Realty has procured 80 megawatts of solar power for Facebook in Northern Virginia.