The Financial and Sustainability Case for Circularity

A new way to think about the economic and environmental value of data center equipment. The Circular Data Center model that maximizes the economic life of hardware in the data center environment. The developed model shows clear benefits for primary and secondary equipment users that can be quantified with sustainability and financial metrics. The adoption of this business model by the global IT hardware industry can lower total cost of ownership (TCO) by 24% or more and decrease the greenhouse gas impact (measured in equivalent carbon dioxide, or CO2e) of the data center industry by as much as 24% or more.

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