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Data Centres: Shades of Green Enablement

Do data centres & ICT stand in the way of global environmental goals or are they already enabling our green future? Derek Webster says it’s time to look at the facts


Google data centres to be 100% powered by carbon-free energy by 2030

Google said it has eliminated its entire carbon legacy and has pledged to operate completely on carbon-free energy by 2030.

In what the company called its carbon-free commitment, chief executive Sundar Pichai said the tech giant wiped out all its operational emissions from before it became carbon neutral in 2007 through the purchase of “high-quality carbon offsets”.


Apple invests in groundbreaking wind turbines to power Viborg data centre

Apple is investing in the construction of two of the world’s largest onshore wind turbines to supply energy to its new Viborg data centre in Denmark.

The tech giant said the 62-gigawatt hours of energy produced by the 200-metre-tall turbines in Esbjerg will advance its 2030 carbon-neutral goal, announced in July.


Rethinking data centre Total Cost of Ownership

We are living in a Connected Everything Era, with data centres rapidly expanding and depleting environmental resources. As an integral part of urban communities, they require abundant spaces and remain the primary driver of global energy consumption in the foreseeable future.

This demand is disruptive during times of both peril and opportunity due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Covid-19 has altered the demands of digital infrastructure 24×7 around the world. What we learned from previous economic dislocations, such as the dotcom bust or the 2008 financial crisis, is that data centre providers adapt, emerge, and stay resilient.


Microsoft’s latest eco-push: recycling data centre servers with the help of AI

Microsoft’s “green summer” just got even greener after the tech giant launched yet another ambitious environmental goal and a roadmap about how it plans to achieve it.

The 45-year-old tech company’s latest pledge is to eliminate waste for direct operations, products and packaging by 2030.

In a blog post, Microsoft President Brad Smith said the company recognised “the urgent need to protect the world’s ecosystems and reduce the carbon emissions that come from the creation, distribution and disposal of waste”.



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