The demand for computing power and digital services is exploding. In the last decade, global internet traffic increased ten-fold and data center storage capacity increased by a factor of 25.
With transformative yet energy-hungry innovations such as 5G mobile networks, big data, and artificial intelligence still just taking off, data center demand is only going to continue to grow.
As data centers get bigger and require more energy to keep up with the demand of modern consumers and businesses, so too does the spotlight as customers, governments, and industry regulators increasingly push for increased sustainability and social responsibility.
While many hyperscalers have set goals to reduce their carbon footprint to zero by 2030, increasing energy efficiency is an objective every data center manager should have. Beyond reducing the data center’s impact on climate change, driving efficiency reduces operating costs, maximizes the value of existing capacity, and helps compliance with regulations and initiatives.
In this eBook, we’ve compiled the top 10 best practices any data center manager can implement to dramatically reduce energy consumption and drive sustainability.