Schneider Electric advocates for sustainable solutions in Philippines data centers

Schneider Electric, the leader in energy management and digital automation, stresses on the importance of a green approach to data centre design and operations to future-proof operations and lessen carbon emissions. This will make the industry more sustainable and resilient to growing demands.

Uptime Institute, an international research organisation on global data centres, estimated a 500 per cent growth in data generated from 2019-2025 all over the world. As its operations are energy-intensive, the data centre industry is estimated to account for 1 per cent of global electricity consumption.

“Data centres have become integral to our rapidly growing internet economy. The need to transition to sustainable operations has become more pronounced,” said Carlos Leviste, Business Development and Marketing Director at Schneider Electric Philippines. He added that industries have previously leaned heavily on fuel alone to run their operations. As data centre facilities are energy-intensive, data centres play a pivotal role in sustainability. The most efficient way would be to shift to electricity and digital. 

However, there is a growing preference across industries for maximizing energy management systems and digital tools, which not only drive operational efficiency but also promote sustainability. Data centres, equipped with smarter operations, can optimise costs, speed, and capital to prepare them for future technological integrations and risk mitigation.

Schneider Electric leads this advancement with its extensive suite of digital solutions to improve the efficiency and sustainability of data centres. For instance, APC, Schneider Electric’s flagship brand, offer high-efficiency uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), cooling units, and monitoring systems to foresee any unwanted downtime within the data centres and pinpoint inefficiencies to their operations. 

In particular, the oil-free cooling centrifugal compressors with magnetic bearings chiller systems that Schneider Electric utilises allows data centres to consume power more efficiently and sustainably. Similarly, Schneider Electric provides renewable Power & Grid solutions that can help produce electricity sustainably to fuel data centre facilities’ increasing needs. 

“Through these solutions, data centre facilities can reduce operational costs in design and engineering, function using grid-compliant assets and software with reduced cybersecurity risks and ensure proactive maintenance of assets to maintain optimum uninterrupted performance,” said Sara El Fanidi, Power and Grid Sales Leader of Schneider Electric APAC. 

Furthering its commitment to sustainable digital transformation, Schneider Electric has also introduced new industry certifications within its EcoXpert™ Partner Program. These certifications are aimed at empowering partners to become trusted advisors on data center and critical infrastructure solutions, ensuring data centres are not only efficient and resilient but also sustainable.

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