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Future gazing – Five predictions for 2023

Astrid Wynne, Head of Sustainability at Interact, discusses the data centre industry’s responsibility to reduce environmental impact as well as outlining some of the more broader expectations of the industry in the new year. 1. Energy (in)security Data centre managers are going to have to understand a lot more about their IT hardware and how […]


Sustainable and renewable energy infrastructures critical to curbing impact of rising energy costs

As Europe looks to fire up coal power plants as an alternative to the increase in natural gas prices, atNorth’s Chief Commercial Officer, Gisli Kr, warns of the detrimental impact this will have on CO2 emissions globally and argues that this is not the answer, but merely plastering over the cracks without looking at the […]


Can we keep the lights on, power cars and run data centres?

Rich Kenny, MD, Interact, believes that we can’t keep the lights on, power cars and run data centres just with business as usual, but change is coming whether we like it or not. The current acute energy crisis means that governments are doing everything they can to prevent a worst-case scenario of shortages and blackouts. […]


Vertiv sees energy use and efficiency loom large as data centre industry turns to 2023

Managing consumption and carbon footprint are driving trends towards regulation, standardisation and the search for generator alternatives. Vertiv explores some of the developments we can expect across the data centre space in 2023. Data centres will experience increased regulation and third-party oversight in 2023 as the world continues to grapple with the industry’s rising energy […]


Earth Wind & Power and The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation sign joint declaration

The exponential growth in demand for electricity to power data centre operations is slowly becoming an important global megatrend – in parallel to the process of digitalisation in the public and private sectors. Developing technologies and practices to incentivise countries and businesses to develop sustainable digital infrastructure is therefore imperative. Earth Wind & Power (EWP), […]


Schneider Electric leading in sustainability strategies

The spotlight currently sits on data centres regarding their sustainability efforts and with the increasing pressure to take ESG goals seriously and a lack of usable metrics, it can be a difficult area to navigate. Natalya Makarochkina, Senior Vice President of the Secure Power Division at Schneider Electric tells us how organisations can best use […]


Zscaler achieves carbon neutral status and establishes new goal to reach net zero by 2025

Zscaler, the leader in cloud security, has announced that it has achieved carbon-neutral status for 2022 and has set a new goal to reach net zero emissions by 2025. These significant milestones build on Zscaler’s recent success of reaching 100% renewable energy across its global offices and 150 distributed data centres that operate the Zscaler […]


Data centres are prioritising sustainability but lack visibility of energy consumption

A new report from JLL has revealed that 85% of data centre managers in the Asia Pacific believe that sustainability will significantly impact their operations and decision-making, confirming that the growth of the sector will increasingly be influenced by Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations. Demand for data centres has skyrocketed due to the widespread […]


Assessing the current developments in the field of energy storage

Data centre leaders are discovering innovative ways to enable greater efficiencies when it comes to energy, and the battery storage sector plays a big part. Jason Koffler, MD and Founder, Critical Power Solutions, explores the latest developments in battery storage technology and how hydrogen cells contribute to this, as well as why Sodium-ion could be […]


Vantage Data Centers awarded US$300 million green loan for VA13 facility in Northern Virginia

Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data centre campuses, has announced that it has closed on a US$300 million green loan in recognition of the sustainable design features of its VA13 data centre located in Northern Virginia. The loan was structured and arranged by Societe Generale, one of Europe’s leading investment banks […]


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