Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 10 - Page 54

FEATURE : DATA CENTERS

JUST TO KEEP THE INTERNET WORKING , IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 70 BILLION KILOWATT-HOURS ARE SPENT A YEAR .

Information World estimates there are 509,147 data centers , 430 of them hyperscale . To give you an idea , the joint energy consumption of Amazon , Google , Microsoft , Facebook and Apple exceeds 45 terawatthours per year , as much as New Zealand consumes during the same period of time .
However , data centers and other types of critical infrastructure – such as telecommunications , Industry 4.0 factories and airports – are key players in this changing energy landscape , representing new ways to be sustainable , generate income and reduce costs .
ABOUT VICENTE CHIRALT
Vicente has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and sales in the IT industry . At Vertiv , he leads the field and channel marketing teams in the EMEA region , working closely with the sales and product teams , raising awareness and making it easier for partners and customers to work with Vertiv . Vicente has a degree from the University of Alcalá ( UAH ), located in Alcalá de Henares , Spain , where he studied Business Administration . He also has an Executive Master from IE University Business School .
For example , a recent report from the International Energy Agency ( IEA ) states that technology companies could play an essential role in balancing electricity consumption . They can go from being energy consumers to becoming energy providers through systems that already exist in their facilities , such as batteries and UPS .
Alternative energy sources
Innovation must help us respond to the same limitations of renewable energies . For example , wind
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