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DCW Frankfurt 2019: Conspicuous cloud consumption in the digital era

With the proliferation of 5G, AI, Big Data, IoT and social media, all of which reside in the cloud, there is an ever-increasing demand for energy in data centres.

Take popular consumer data storage platforms, which for the majority of society constitute the cloud. At the Data Centre Re-transformation Conference held last month in Manchester, Uptime Institute revealed it requires 666GWh/year on average to store a selfie on the cloud (assuming the photo is 2.5MB and 6.5kWh/GB is required for annual storage, and given that on average each of the UK’s 41M cloud users store 1000 photos per year).


‘World’s first’ ocean-powered data centre planned for Scotland

Green developer SIMEC Atlantis Energy has announced plans to construct the world’s first sea-powered hyperscale data centre in the north of Scotland.

The site in the Caithness region of Scotland will be powered by electricity generated from MeyGen, a tidal energy project SIMEC Atlantis launched 2010 at an offshore site between Scotland’s northernmost coast and the island of Stroma.


Delivering Green Edge Data Centres: Addressing the Power Consumption Challenge
According to Gartner by 2025 75% of all enterprise data will be created and processed outside a traditional centralised data centre or cloud – in other words at the edge. As edge infrastructure proliferates and the environmental impact of the ICT industry comes under ever-increasing scrutiny, it is essential that edge facilities make use of... Read More

Delivering Green Edge Data Centres: Addressing the Power Consumption Challenge
According to Gartner by 2025 75% of all enterprise data will be created and processed outside a traditional centralised data centre or cloud – in other words at the edge. As edge infrastructure proliferates and the environmental impact of the ICT industry comes under ever-increasing scrutiny, it is essential that edge facilities make use of... Read More

eCommerce Expo 2019: Q&A with Adam Hall, Head of Sustainability at Internet Fusion Group

In just over one month’s time eCommerce Expo 2019 opens its doors at the Olympia in London. Looking ahead to September, Techerati has sat down with some of the event’s most high-profile speakers to get underneath the tech and find out what drives and inspires them.



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