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Equinix to “adjust the thermostat” to optimise data centre energy use

Equinix has revealed its commitment to reducing its overall power use by increasing operating temperature ranges within its data centres – the first such commitment by an operator of colocation data centres.

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Energy Management Tactics for Telecom Networks to Increase Sustainability

By David Wilson, global offering director for telecom and solar energy solutions at Vertiv.

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79% of IT decision makers cite the energy crisis as a future sustainability blocker

Almost eight in ten (79%) IT decision makers state that the energy crisis has created concern for their future sustainability strategy, according to the latest research commissioned by Telehouse International Corporation of Europe. As a result of the currently turbulent geopolitical and economic climate, 86% of IT decision makers have already altered their current business plans to minimise the impact on operational costs and ensure profitability.

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Sustainability – time to move from evolution to revolution? Part 3

Marc Garner, VP of Schneider Electric's Secure Power Division and Major Pursuits team in the UK and Ireland, covers Electricity 4.0, eConversion technology and the Schneider Electric Research Institute’s work, as part of a wide-ranging data centre sustainability discussion. Marc believes that a new way of thinking, and radical solutions, are the only way to meet Net Zero ambitions.

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Sustainability – time to move from evolution to revolution? Part 2

Marc Garner, VP of Schneider Electric's Secure Power Division and Major Pursuits team in the UK and Ireland, covers Electricity 4.0, eConversion technology and the Schneider Electric Research Institute’s work, as part of a wide-ranging data centre sustainability discussion. Marc believes that a new way of thinking, and radical solutions, are the only way to meet Net Zero ambitions.

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Research, commissioned by The Green Grid, has found that while the majority of organisations are facing growing pressures to improve the efficiency of their data centres, 43 per cent of those surveyed have no energy efficiency objectives in place. Furthermore, 97 per cent felt that they could improve their monitoring capabilities.  This disconnect between goals and an understanding of the measures needed to make effective change, puts the ability of organisations to manage their IT (Information Technology) resources at risk.
With the internet and data centres being the biggest growth ‘industry’ in the UK, electrical demand is continuing to drive climate change. Working alongside data centre specialist, Professor Ian Bitterlin, leading water pump manufacturer, Wilo UK, has identified how chilled water pumps are key to improving energy and water usage.
Host in Ireland Q1 2020 Quarterly Report shows the carbon impact of data centres to level off at 2.2% of Ireland’s total emissions by 2025 despite strong growth in data centre capacity.
A large surge in data centre supply across the FLAP market and an anticipated record-breaking year overall means facility operators must explore distributed energy solutions to avoid potential disruption from under-strain power grids.
Uptime Institute has published the findings of its Annual Outage Analysis, an important industry indicator, noting that while improvements have been made with technology and better management of availability, outages remain a major industry, customer, and regulatory concern. The report also shows that the overall impact and direct and indirect cost of outages continues to grow.
Power management company Eaton is working with Microsoft to identify ways for data centers to monetize existing assets and integrate more renewable energy sources to help create a more sustainable and stable grid. The findings of this collaboration were published today in the joint white paper, Grid-interactive data centers: enabling decarbonization and system stability.
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Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends 2019

Blockchain, artificial intelligence, empowered edge, privacy and ethics, quantum computing, immersive experiences, augmented analytics, autonomous things and digital twins drive the Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019. David Cearley, Gartner Vice President, presented the trends at Gartner 2018 Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Florida.

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