The Importance of Sustainability in Data Center Site Selection

Dec. 27, 2022
Learn about the important role that sustainability should play in the development and deployment of data centers in this article featuring insights from Nautilus Data Technologies.

The thinking around data center sustainability has evolved over time. It used to be that the industry was focused on single metrics such as PUE, but today, leaders are holistically measuring sustainability and overall efficiency. Now,  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 how it benefits the community it calls home.

Sustainability in Data Center Site Selection, featuring Nautilus Data Technologies, explores the role that sustainability should play in the development and deployment of data centers. Check out our recent article series focused on the special report:

Why Sustainability Matters in Data Center Site Selection: PUE is no longer the only metric customers, local governments, and other stakeholders care about when it comes to data center site selection. In this article we explore why sustainability should impact data center site selection and the importance of considering the data center as a whole rather than a series of discrete issues.

How Data Center Sustainability Drives ROI: Sustainability and improving return on investment (ROI) are two pieces of the same puzzle. Many of the choices made to improve sustainability also result in a more efficient data center. In the second article of our series, we outline why emphasizing sustainability in your site selection process will deliver long-term benefits to your data center and your ROI. 

How a Sustainability Focus Can Impact Power and Connectivity Choices: Having a sustainability focus might impact your choices around power and connectivity. In this article, we explain how a commitment to sustainable infrastructure may give you more flexibility about the cost of power. We also discuss special considerations that need to be made for connectivity at a sustainable data center site.  

Being a Good Neighbor Means Considering Community Impact During Site Selection: We conclude our article series by exploring how a sustainability focus will impact your choices around cooling, environmental impact, and your long-term prospects. We also outline the importance of evaluating the community impact of your new data center.

Download the entire special report, Sustainability in Data Center Site Selection, featuring Nautilus Data Technologies to learn more.

About the Author

Kathy Hitchens

Kathy Hitchens has been writing professionally for more than 30 years. She focuses on the renewable energy, electric vehicle, utility, data center, and financial services sectors. Kathy has a BFA from the University of Arizona and a MBA from the University of Denver.  

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