A recent 451 Research report surveyed 800+ datacentre providers worldwide and discovered the majority of respondents 57% view sustainability as a competitive differentiator and cite customer expectations as a major driver. But only 43% said they have strategic sustainability initiatives and efficiency improvements in place for their infrastructure.
That means that the majority of datacentre providers across the globe lack a strategic plan for sustainability at a time when customers are demanding it and regulations may soon require it.
Schneider Electric addresses this challenge with a comprehensive framework of reference design offering a true sustainable Data center design, highly efficient secure power and cooling capital equipment components, with effective proven Datacenter operations method statement and procedures.
Datacentre managers find themselves running a datacentre they had no part in designing
In the fast-changing world of datacentre design, some say that a datacentre becomes obsolete the day it is built and commissioned. Although this is an extreme view, the reality is that most datacentre and business executives are faced with the ongoing challenge of outsourcing or modernising.
In many cases, datacentre managers find themselves running a datacentre that they had no part in designing. Perhaps they were hired to replace a retiring datacentre manager, and they may be inheriting a host of problems and some outdated technologies.
Some say that a datacentre becomes obsolete the day it is built and commissioned
Ultimately, the datacentre has to be modified in order to accommodate the business goals of the company, and industries requirements in terms of agility, scalability and Uptime of operations. If an aging facility is inherited, common issues that need to be resolved include lack of space, inefficient cooling, or a power infrastructure that is not flexible enough to accommodate rapid growth.
These facilities should be armed with adequate power and protections throughout the clock to maintain the safety of the data and also so that any data can be retrieved at any point in time. Hence, datacentres require an uninterrupted power supply UPS and Efficient Cooling to have very low to no downtime.
Demand for datacentre capacity is on an uptick with Gartner predicting that end-user spending on global datacentre infrastructure will reach $200 billion in 2021, a 6% increase over 2020 expenditures.
Common issues that need to be resolved include lack of space, inefficient cooling, power infrastructure not flexible enough
Operators of enterprise datacentres, cloud and service providers and colocation facilities are under increasing pressure to meet growing demand while also improving uptime and performance, managing costs, and advancing their organisation’s sustainability goals. One approach to addressing these challenges lies in selecting the right UPS and cooling system for the datacentre.
Schneider Electric offers high-quality UPS and reliable batteries systems as power backup solutions for large datacentres. Schneider Electric 3 phase UPS system ensures end-to-end power supply and other critical systems. With an uninterruptible power supply, datacentres can enjoy smooth internet connectivity, which helps them deliver their services without any hindrances.
There are 650,000+ members in Schneider Electric’s open-partner ecosystem
Schneider Electric’s partnerships go beyond solutions, technologies and trainings. They provide enterprises with future-facing opportunities to better navigate in the new electric world, and collaboration to help them win more business.
There are 650,000+ members in Schneider Electric’s open-partner ecosystem – a network of panel builders, contractors, mass systems integrators and global alliances all working together, offering collaborative opportunities.
In addition, Schneider electric offers 200+ digital tools, open platforms architectures and solutions, that enable enterprises to expand their offer and win new business in the digitally evolving environment.
Datacentres are necessary facilities that store vast amounts of sensitive data.
57% view sustainability as a competitive differentiator but only 43% said they have strategic sustainability initiatives in place for their infrastructure.