Schneider Electric to address Data Centers in the Age of Sustainability at the Industry and AfricaCom 2023
Data centers are essential to the modern digital world, providing the infrastructure that powers everything from websites and social media to cloud computing and artificial intelligence. However, data centers also consume a significant amount of energy, making them a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.
Datacenter sustainability is an ever-pervasive theme at this year’s AfricaCom, the continent’s premier technology and telecommunications event, held from 14-16 November 2023 at the CTICC in Cape Town, South Africa.
Schneider Electric, one of the companies that will be sponsoring AfricaCom, positions itself as a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation. They will be addressing delegates at the event and discussing the topic, Powering the Digital Age: Exploring Next-Generation Data Centre Solutions.
Schneider Electric will be showcasing its latest innovations in data center sustainability, including its EcoStruxure Data Center solution. EcoStruxure is an open, interoperable architecture for data centers that integrates power, cooling, IT, and security systems. It provides a holistic view of the data center environment, enabling operators to optimize energy efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint.
Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Data Center solution is a powerful tool that can help datacenter operators achieve their sustainability goals. It is a comprehensive solution that is designed to meet the needs of data centers of all sizes and complexities.
In response to this growing environmental concern, datacenter operators are under increasing pressure to meet sustainability goals and reduce their carbon footprint. A recent study by Harvard Business Review found that 99% of large company CEOs agree that sustainability is a vital part of their business’s future success.
There are a number of ways that datacenter operators can improve their sustainability performance. These include:
- Using renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power.
- Implementing energy-efficient technologies such as LED lighting and HVAC systems.
- Virtualizing servers to consolidate resources and reduce energy consumption.
- Optimizing cooling systems to reduce energy waste.
- Investing in data center infrastructure that is designed to be more sustainable from the outset.
Establishing sustainable data center operations should be a prominent driver in organizations’ efforts to meet their net zero goals. Net zero refers to achieving a balance between the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere and the amount removed.
In addition to the environmental benefits, there are also a number of economic and business advantages to operating a sustainable data center. These include:
- Reduced energy costs.
- Improved brand reputation and customer loyalty.
- Access to new markets and investment opportunities.
- Enhanced employee morale and productivity.