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Data centres aren’t using as much energy as we thought

Researchers have criticised what they call the “conventional wisdom” that data centre energy utilisation is spiralling out of control, claiming such narratives ignore the great gains made in data centre efficiency.

Revised global data centre energy use estimates were published last week in the journal Science by researchers seeking to clarify the environmental impact of the server farms that underpin the cloud and much of our digital world.


‘Cyclone-proof’ data centre opens in Australia

A data centre designed to withstand extreme weather events, including category 5 cyclones with winds of up to 280 kilometres per hour, has opened in Queensland, Australia.

The Tier 3 facility, located in Townsville, North Queensland, is owned by Australian provider iSeek, and was developed in partnership with telco Optus and power-specialist Schneider Electric to initially serve James Cook University and Townsville City Council.


Protecting digital infrastructure against the climate threat
Jason Hood, global segment manager for infrastructure at Roxtec, explains how DC managers can take proper action towards hardening critical infrastructure Climate change represents one of the biggest threats to all infrastructure, including communications infrastructure and data centres.  Specifically, sea-level rise caused by melting ice sheets and glaciers could have a substantial impact on data... Read More


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