The data center market is growing at a rapid pace. Experts predict the industry will expand by 18% annually between now and 2025. Managing that growth rate is hard enough without any other complications, but growth isn’t the only challenge the industry is facing today. At the same time that new and developing technologies like artificial intelligence and 5G are driving energy demand, customers are demanding the industry operate more sustainably by reducing its energy consumption and transitioning to more sustainable energy sources. The industry needs a sensible path for creating sustainable data centers that won’t compromise its ability to deliver high quality services for its customers.
This special report, courtesy of Kohler, explores the current state of the five sustainable energy sources recognized by the U.S. Energy Information Administration – solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, hydropower, and batteries. It outlines how each might be a viable solution for data center operators.
The special report also includes recommendations for sustainable energy migration steps that operators can start taking today.