East or west, going green is the best! It’s no secret that “going green” is something at the top of a lot of people’s minds, including those in the data center industry. The data-hungry machines that are at the heart of the global data center market use an extensive amount of power, thus being a major contributor to excess pollution in the environment.
According to Cisco, it’s estimated a billion devices will be connected by 2020 with data centers as one of the most significant energy consumers in the world. In fact, data centers are observed to be using 20% of all available electricity across the globe by 2025, followed by smart devices and wireless networks, as data is created at a faster speed than ever seen before.
The carbon footprint of data centers will also comprise 5.5% of the global value, IF adoption of more efficient energy sources are not evolving at full speed.
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