When it comes to building a data center, energy efficiency has always been a priority for CIOs. A data center’s energy use accounts for roughly 40 percent of its operational costs, after all. This is because data centers require massive amounts of energy to power and cool its servers, which means that the more energy efficient a data center is, the more cost effective it will be.
Data Center Energy Use
As of last year, there were roughly eight million data centers all over the world, and that number is only expected to grow. These eight million data centers used around 416.2 terawatt-hours of electricity, which accounted for two percent of the world’s energy use. By the time 2020 rolls around, the world’s data centers will most likely be using closer to five percent of the world’s electricity. Data centers use so much energy that it’s not uncommon for a large data center to depend on the same amount of energy that a small American city uses.
The simple fact is, companies can’t afford waste on such a large scale. That’s why CIOs always prioritize energy efficiency. Implementing energy efficient features and practices when your data center is first being designed and built will ensure that your data center is able to run more cost-effectively, both in the present and in the future. Whatever the company’s budget, there is a solution that optimizes efficiency while allowing future upgrades and maintenance.
Our Commitment to Energy Efficiency
Here at Americom, we understand that running a data center can be costly when taking into account energy use, which is why we will work with your CIO to design and build a more energy efficient data center. In fact, we pride ourselves on the fact that we don’t have a generic data center blueprint; instead, we build our data centers to our client’s specs. Contact us at Americom today for more information.