A number of key developments in the sector mean that sustainability is increasingly high on the agenda and at Keysource we are seeing a significant shift in attitude. It started as companies began to see real cost benefits as a result of changing to more efficient cooling and power solutions and continued as they faced the reality of fines and penalties. This coincided with a groundswell of public awareness around the impact of businesses on the environment with high profile campaigns from organisations including Microsoft and LinkedIn.
This month, Keysource enterprise consultant, Ted Pulfer was asked to speak as part of an expert panel for Insider_Networks on renewable energy in the Data Centre Industry. With data centre use increasing exponentially, and latest figures putting ICT energy use accounting for 3.6% of global energy consumption, the panel looked at options that could increase efficiency and reduce the environmental impact the industry has.