SPIE's Peter Westwood talks to Digitalisation World about Digital Transformation and Climate Change

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Data Centre Efficiency 101: How Digital Transformation and Climate Change are Directly Linked

We’ve all heard it before: Digital Transformation. It’s the buzzword of the 21st century, but as our personal and working lives continue to be centred around/impacted by technology, digital transformation will continue to be a part of our vocabulary, and more importantly, our business strategies. One market that has seen considerable growth thanks to digital transformation is data centres.

While this growth is positive in many ways, this is causing several challenges, particularly around the amount of energy used in the running of data centres. What most do not realise is the impact it has on energy consumption in 2017, the global energy consumption of data centres was about 3.5% and is predicted to grow to approximately 14% by 2040. Due to the significant amount of power used to operate data centres and ensure they remain operational, global data centre energy use is set to reach about 5% of all consumption by 2020. Therefore, a range of energy reduction solutions are needed.

Read the complete interview on Digitalisation World...

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