Data centres use approximately 200 terawatt hours (TWh) each year – this exceeds the national energy consumption for some countries. At present, this contributes roughly 0.3% to overall carbon emissions.
However, with technology moving at an incredible pace, from artificial intelligence to 5G, there will be greater demands placed on data centres. Large amounts of data will need to be created at a faster speed – more than ever seen before. This means that data centres will be using around three times as much power as they do now, increasing their contribution to global warming. Smarter, energy efficient data centres are crucial for a greener future.
To lower the world’s carbon footprint, data centres need to adopt liquid immersion cooling for safer, cooler, greener high performance data centres.