Fabrizio Garrone , Aruba representative on the Board of Directors of Climate Neutral Data Center Pact
supplemented by renewable energy from European Guarantee of Origin scheme ( GO ) certified sources , meaning the campus is 100 % powered by renewables .
In addition , our ethos is to continue improving the energy efficiency of our data centres using new technologies that harness the previously untapped potential of the energy used across a data centre , like AI-driven Data Centre Infrastructure Management systems ( DCIM ) and waste heat recovery and reuse systems .
As we seek to secure our planet for future generations , it ’ s heartening to see innovations in energy efficiency and renewable energy use happening across the data centre industry . To achieve success , it ’ s important that operators and vendors hold each other to account through initiatives like the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact . The pact ’ s signatories – which include some of the biggest European Cloud providers – publicly committed to ensuring their European data centres are carbon neutral by 2030 , in line with findings from the European Commission ’ s 2020 report , Shaping Europe ’ s Digital Future . The signatories also agreed to provide evidence of their efforts by reporting on efficient energy use , purchases of 100 % carbonfree energy , water conservation , server repairs , part recycling and heat reuse .
Global data centre capacity will undoubtedly expand in the coming years , however , we cannot accept that emissions will grow at the same level . As an energyintensive industry , we can and should prioritise protecting the environment as we continue to deliver vital data centre and cloud computing services . ◊
IT ’ S NO SURPRISE THEN THAT MANY ARE FORECASTING AN UNSUSTAINABLE GROWTH IN ELECTRICITY USE AND CARBON EMISSIONS AS NEW DATA CENTRES CONTINUE TO GET UP AND RUNNING WORLDWIDE .