Network equipment use changing in the data centre - Network Accessories
Writing for Information Age, Graeme Burton explained that a number of major firms are rethinking data centre design in order to reduce energy costs.
Facebook, NREL, AMD and Medway Council are among the organisations seeking to reduce carbon emissions and cut expenditure, it has been stated.
Mr Burton explained that Facebook - the social media giant - is already driving progress in the data centre sector.
He noted that the company's first non-US data centre - which opened in Sweden in 2011- has been designed to be as energy-efficient as possible.
Mr Burton said it has been "built from the ground up, not just to provide the power to comfortably accommodate the company’s expected billion users but to be as energy efficient and environmentally friendly as possible".
Tom Furlong, director of site operations at Facebook, explained that the Swedish data centre is the first to draw its power primarily from renewables.
"It features design evolutions like a 70 per cent reduction in our reliance on backup generators."
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