Virtual roundtable: Beyond energy efficiency – a holistic approach to data centre sustainability

14 September, 2017 | Presentation

Sophia Flucker, Operational Intelligence
Dr. Deborah Andrews, London South Bank University

The last decade has seen significant progress in data centres’ efforts to become more sustainable - Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) has become a commonly used metric and data centre operators have become increasingly aware of energy saving opportunities within the data centre.

Data centre sustainability, however, is not limited to energy efficiency nor to the operational phase of facilities. Across its entire lifecycle, a data centre can negatively impact the environment in a myriad of ways which are not accounted for with metrics that focus solely on energy efficiency. Taking a holistic view of the data centre provides a more encompassing perspective of this environmental impact. This shines a light on new areas where data centres - and therefore our digital business practices – can become more sustainable and contribute towards the overall efficiency of the business.

In this roundtable, Sophia Flucker and Dr. Deborah Andrews provided an overview of a more holistic approach to data centre sustainability. Watch now!