Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 49 - Page 78

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some other initiatives happening like the use of open data and security of data .
What specific challenges do you come across in the data centre space and how do you suggest industry leaders should adapt ?
I think that ’ s the big question – how businesses tackle some of the issues . These are predominantly around data protection , regulatory industries , security and compliance issues . I think one of the ways OVHcloud is responding to these issues is ensuring that customers can utilise large volumes of data without having storage issues and unlocking the value of that through the business intelligence or Machine Learning – gaining valuable insights . I think sometimes there can be a lack of digital skills in organisations to implement those IT strategies or policies and it ' s important that we see more and more partnerships that people are specialising in the areas they know best and partnering with others to ensure they can achieve their business goals . As previously mentioned , there ' s an element of cost control too and people are looking at multi-cloud or hybrid cloud strategies in order to best manage workloads .
How important are sustainable operations and how do you ensure this ?
OVHcloud has deployed a strong sustainable strategy since the inception of water cooling 15 years ago – we have a Circular Economy through second and third life of service . So there is a reuse of buildings , or data centres and when we look at energy , water and carbon efficiency . We have a Power Usage Effective rating ( PUE ) ranging between 1.1 to 1.3 , and a water usage efficiency of 0.24 – 0.29 L / kWh IT . Our carbon usage effectiveness is 0.15 – 0.18 T ( CO 2 e / MWh ) all of which is certainly industry-leading .
We have a sustainability strategy to become carbon neutral on operations by 2025 and net zero by 2030 – and 100 % of high-quality renewable energy by 2025 and 0 % waste to landfills . We have six key levers to sustainability ; one is to monitor the consumption ,
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