As the emphasis on data center sustainability has evolved over time, the industry has shifted from focusing on single metrics such as PUE, to holistically measuring sustainability and overall efficiency. Today, in addition to discrete metrics like PUE, customers, local governments, and other stakeholders care about how good a corporate citizen a data center might be, as well we how it benefits the community it calls home.
This special report, courtesy of Nautilus Data Technologies, explores the role that sustainability should play in the development and deployment of data centers. The report first sets out to explain the impact sustainability has on data center site selection. The author explains the importance of considering the data center as a whole rather than a series of individual issues, how sustainability can maximize ROI, and how to build for the future.
Next, the report looks at the choices you’ll need to make when building a sustainable data center from the site up. Power, connectivity, cooling technologies, environmental impact, and long-term prospects are among the areas covered. The report also outlines how to evaluate community impact and the impact of a sustainable site on implementing a sustainable data center.