Many of the systems that businesses and the public rely on in the modern world are dependent on the internet, making data centers a critical form of infrastructure. But as the electric grid becomes increasingly unreliable due to aging infrastructure and the impacts of climate change, the frequency and severity of outages is likely to worsen.
As it stands, the cost of a data center outage can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars per minute. This is why many operators are looking beyond temporary power solutions to resilient energy microgrids to ensure system uptime.
In this white paper, the first in a three-part series, you’ll learn how microgrids can help data center operators improve electric reliability, lower energy costs and achieve sustainability goals. The paper explains what microgrids are and how they can help data center operators by providing more than just backup power.