Following in a growing line of eco-friendly data centers, Facebook announced on August 15th, 2017 that their newest center in New Albany, Ohio would be powered by renewable energy. The data center’s power sources would include “wind, hydroelectric, and solar power”, according to Facebook’s representative, Lindsay Amos. This New Albany branch is set to open in 2019, becoming the tenth data center for Mark Zuckerberg’s Social Network. Amos also added that, ultimately, the data center’s goal would be, “100 percent clean and renewable energy in our mix for our entire operations”.
As energy costs continue to rise around the world, more companies are beginning to look into cutting costs any way they can. For some, this means decreasing their workforce, which can often decrease output. Others will look to spend less on market research and non-revenue generating positions. However, when looking into cost-savings, it is important to consider all options, and a company’s data center is an excellent place to start. Making your data center greener will both limit a company’s energy usage and save them money due to this efficiency. Read More
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Since every data centers’ core mission—having 100% uptime–requires a steady stream of power, clean and inexpensive, renewable and reliable energy should be a mantra for any environmentally and fiscally responsible data center.
That in mind, here’s a look at three ways data centers can become more ecologically efficient. Read More