What is meant by Green Data Centers ?

A data center houses multiple servers which emits a lot of radiations and heat waves. In order to keep these servers functioning, climate conditions are artificially created by installing several cooling units, which consume a lot of power which in turn adds to the carbon foot print.

Usually the traditional data centers have been built with the old technologies. The obsolete equipment and machines at these data centers consume much more energy which impacts the environment adversely. Today, data center industry is focusing towards energy-efficient technologies. Green data centers came into being where innovative technologies are put to use best to reduce the carbon emissions and optimize 

A green data center is an energy-efficient facility which is designed with:

  • Heat resistant building materials
  • Advanced cooling technologies like close couple liquid, evaporative cooling and free cooling systems etc.
  • Water recycling
  • Use of non-renewable sources of power
  • Reuse the server heat with the use of server rack heat exchanger re-generate energy

Features of Green Data Center:

Lesser Heat Emissions: The world has lately awaken to the adverse effects of global warming, hence, every where there are efforts being taken to save energy, save fuels and save the environment. Continuous innovations in technologies are made to create better energy efficient machines. Green data centers built with heat resistant materials and latest energy efficient technologies will cause lesser heat emissions. 

Low power consumption: Green data centers employ alternative source of energy-solar power, hydro or wind energy. Lesser use of non-renewable energy signifies care for the environment. 

Heat resistant technologies: The materials used in the construction of building are also low on heat absorption and emissions.

Energy utilization per square foot: This is one of the best methods to calculate energy consumption. Instead of calculating as “Performance per penny” calculations with “performance per watt” will give better results.