Energy is a central component for data centres across the globe to deliver effective services to customers. Yet, on a global scale, data centre power consumption amounts to roughly 416 terawatts, or around three percent of all electricity generated on the planet and growing. It is clear that the industry needs to take action and accelerate their search for new ways to minimise carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency –this is a challenge that many organisations face.
When it comes to integrating sustainability measures into their facilities, data centre operators have a unique set of challenges on their hands. While data centres do not generate waste or products like other groups, this high energy- and water-use sector must prioritise their sustainability programs now as the demand for sustainability measures, clean energy and efficient facilities increases.