The sustainability challenges for colocation data centres
June 17, 2021 | 09.00 GMT
A report earlier this year from Schneider Electric highlighted that most data centre operators view sustainability as a competitive differentiator and cite customer expectations as a major driver in the next three years – more than double the number who believe that is true today. The biggest driver for sustainability was customer expectations, with almost everybody saying that at least some of their customers are looking for contractual commitments to sustainable practices. What is the colocation data centre industry doing to boost its sustainability credentials and meet these expectations? Can it provide reliable metrics for its electricity consumption and its wider impact on the planet? These are some of the challenges that the sector must face amidst rising demand and continued fiscal constraints.