Building Sustainability into Data Center Design and Operation
Efficient use of resources has always be keen to the running and TCO of data center infrastructure. However, as data centers have risen in profile so too has their position as large energy consumers, adding a CSR element to business operational imperatives. How can data centers position themselves as good environmental citizens? What is the real impact of heat recycling, grid and utility integration and renewable energy sourcing? Is there active collaboration between data centers and energy/utility providers? Does legislation recognise the reality of data center energy consumption? And beyond good publicity, what is the business advantage of going ‘green’?