Are Data Centers the New Steel Plants of this Generation?
by Anaya S. Head Of Marketing
Center Pollution - Yes, its a real thing and its a massive problem!
a Strategy to Assess the greenness of your data center should help
reducing the carbon footprints. However, only 45% of firms had a
program in place to be environmentally friendly when it comes to
your web hosting. In addition, of those that did have a carbon
reduction strategy, the majority (52%) had no specific targets for
it, although a small hard core (9%) aimed to be carbon-neutral by
upon a time, United States and Europe were the largest Steel
producers. Today, China is supposed to be the largest steel
producing nation on the planet, followed by Japan and the United
States. The fact, is China produces almost half of the world's steel
contributing towards the biggest crisis “threatening
the continuing survival of human societies”. In fact China did a
shutdown to almost dozens of steel plants through a winter of
2017-2018 to diminish the out of control Air Pollution in the
country up to a certain extent. It is said to be the largest
shutdown of steel mills in the history. China is experiencing the
problems of an industralized economy, much like that was seen in the
United States and Europe, when smog hung heavy in the air over most
of the cities. Definitely, world is in the dire need of steel but,
that has to be balanced out with the critical importance of clean
air and water.
North America and Europe have become less industralized and more
uncompromising pollution standards have been put in place, air
quality has improved to a great extent and the quality is improved.
However, now a big concern which arises is the massive use of fossil
fuels and energy usages by Data Centers.
the same time it may be hard to imagine that how Internet can cause
a promising problem to the Earth Planet, one needs to carry out a
due diligence to accept that the problem is real and it is growing
at a massive rate. The question which arouses and had to be asked
Data Centers the New Steel Plants of this Generation?"
Look at the Numbers which speaks -
research indicates there are about 9 million data centers across the
data centers are using almost 1.9 billion square
feet of space.
data centers are always running 24-hours each day, every day.
stay available, servers are running 100% of the time, even when not
in use or when being used very little.
of worldwide data center server space is used by American companies.
centers account for 10% of all the power used by the Government
is a data center worldwide for every 100 of its citizens.
1.79 Billion Social Network Users
than 400 Million Cloud Storage Users
the number of data centers are said to be declining, that number can
be a bit ambiguous. More companies are hosting in the cloud, rather
than having their own data center. Then there is another concern
ahead. That of self-driving cars.
we get closer and closer to the time where autonomous driving cars
and trucks become a reality, it will create an increasing demand for
server space as cars communicate with GPS and other vehicles through
Usage and Data Centers
the power it takes to operate the servers in some 9 million data
centers across the planet. Now, think about the other power being
used on other electrical powered items like lights and monitors. The
biggest user of energy, however, is a critical component to the
health and well-being of large servers. It is air conditioning.
air is critical in the smooth operation of computers and servers.
Much of the world’s 1.9 billion square feet of data center space
needs to be cooled. To make the environmental problem worse is that
many countries where these data centers are located still rely
heavily on non-renewable energy sources like fossil fuel. You can
begin to see why data centers just may be the steel plants of this
Answer is Green Data Centers
answer lies in Green
Data Centers Services from
a company like Web Werks. The data centers are Carbon
Neutral contributing towards Global Go-Green concepts.Green
data centers don't just save energy, they also reduce the need for
expensive infrastructure upgrades to deal with increased power and
cooling demands. Web Werks have also started to take the next step
and are looking at the entire data center from an environmental
perspective. Web Werks Green Data Center is a repository for the
storage, management, and dissemination of data in which the
mechanical, lighting, electrical and computer systems are designed
for maximum energy efficiency and minimum environmental impact.
Since it have clients in over 100 countries in multiple time zones,
the server use is more spread out, making our 99.995% uptime
guarantee effective use of energy.
term “green” is used as “the least energy-consuming ways to
use devices while ensuring their highest performance”.
WERKS FUTURE GOALS INCLUDE:
reduction in emissions as adjusted for company growth.
PUE and CUE (carbon usage effectiveness) in all owned facilities.
encouragement to take public transit, walk, or bike to work
centers would be the 5th largest consumer of energy in the world if
they were a country. By increasing efficiency and driving the
adoption of renewables, the industry can make a huge difference and
demonstrate how green business is good business. Of course, saving
energy also saves money. For colocation
better use of energy means lower costs, especially as the industry
edges towards billing by the kWh. Web Werks
Data Center can save up to 50% in energy costs compared to an average
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