Posts tagged “data center”
Data centers worldwide use a whopping 30 billion watts of electricity, equivalent to the output of 30 nuclear power plants
Enter the modern data center.
Housing the data and connection protocols for the world’s websites, all of which need to be available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, up to 90 percent of the energy consumed in data centers is simply wasted, according to a report issued by The New York Times following a year-long investigation. Added to this consumption is the use by data centers of banks of generators in the case of a main power grid failure, a system that relies on diesel and releases exhaust. (See also: Why Energy Efficiency and Buildings Don’t Mix)
A new data center designed and built by UK-based Keysource is proving to be one of the most energy-efficient facilities of its kind in Europe.