Data centre event launches programme to help with sustainability efforts

Data Centre World has held an event that brought the data centre, facilities and IT infrastructure community together. Held in Orlando Florida, the event welcomed more than 900 attendees and 120 exhibitors, as well as a few hundred attendees participating online. 

Over the course of four days, data centre and IT professionals experienced a lineup of keynotes, panel discussions and case studies focused on key themes such as the data centre of the future, energy efficiency and sustainability, and the next generation of data centre professionals. 

“It was wonderful to gather the data centre, facilities and IT infrastructure community this week,” Tara Gibb, senior director at Data Centre World. “We launched two new programs that we believe will help to continue to grow the data centre industry. We look forward to bringing the data centre community back together in 2022.”

The amount of energy consumed by the data centre industry, which is an estimated eight million data centres worldwide, is expected to triple over the next decade further straining the power grid and slowing attempts to reduce carbon emissions. To assist with this consumption of energy, Informa Tech’s Data Centre Efficiency Evolution Program (DEEP) was unveiled at the event to recognise, award and honor, data centre facilities that follow industry standard energy efficiency best practices.

Using leading edge technology, expert engineers will work in collaboration with data centre facilities across the globe to perform detailed onsite assessments of power consumption from the time power enters a facility down to the rack level, assess mechanical environment and provide an airflow analysis. Detailed reports will be provided and reviewed along with a comprehensive energy efficiency strategy including potential savings and carbon footprint reduction. A facility will be DEEP certified if they meet the energy efficiency best practices.

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