Amid a statewide power emergency, major data centers in Texas are running on generator power to keep customers online and reduce load on the state’s struggling grid. Large operators say service is uninterrupted, but news reports indicate some data centers in the region are experiencing outages.
When it comes to climate change, it is time for the data center sector to lead. On the DCF Show Podcast, Rich Miller outlines how cloud computing can drive a global shift to renewably-powered business.
Dominion Energy is developing more renewable energy for its power grid, a welcome development for tech companies seeking more green power for their data centers in Northern Virginia.
Google will use large batteries to replace the diesel generators at its data center in Belgium, describing the project as a first step towards using cleaner technologies to provide backup power for millions of servers around the world.
Amazon today announced a massive investment in 3.4 gigawatts (GW) of solar and wind power, which will accelerate the company’s timeline to power its AWS cloud infrastructure with renewable energy by five years.
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.
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.
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.