Data Centre Action Beats Heated Arguments About Sustainability
Conservation, greater efficiency, but above all, renewable and recyclable sources, trump inaction
The past decade has seen the growth of global data traffic accelerate at an unprecedented rate. A huge increase in the number of connected devices and a concerted effort from businesses around the world to utilize automated ways of working, have contributed to this global data surge. These are trends that are only set to grow as enterprises globally rearchitect their IT framework, to fully embrace the ‘digital age’ that we are living in. While this signifies huge progress for the global economy, it places strain on existing digital infrastructures and poses a new challenge for data center operators (and their customers) looking to minimize their carbon footprint.
At Equinix, we believe our position as a global leader in the data center and colocation space, means we have a duty to show leadership in creatively tackling the single biggest issue our industry faces – minimizing the environmental impact of digital progress. This means acting as an exemplar for the data center industry, through trialing and implementing forward-thinking technology, and designing and retrofitting all our data centers, both new and acquired, with cutting-edge sustainable technology.
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