Plotting the course to next-gen data centers and a new digital infrastructure

Collin Arocho
Leestijd: 8 minuten

To reach carbon neutrality, it’s going to take an all-hands-on-deck approach. Asperitas is working together with strategic partners like Shell and communities like OCP and SDIA to illustrate the roadmap to the carbon-free data centers of the future.

The energy transition is inevitable, but how exactly that will take form is all but certain. However, with the unveiling of the European Green Deal, which lays out a plan to make the continent “climate neutral” by 2050, and the big-tech hyperscale data centers setting their sights on carbon neutrality by 2030, the wheels of the transition are already well in motion. As technology advances and more is learned about the impact value of specific metrics, the picture of a sustainable future is coming ever more clearly into focus. But one thing is for sure, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to reaching these goals.

That’s where immersion cooling expert Asperitas is looking to flip the script on traditional cooling methods, to meet the sustainability challenge. To do this, the Amsterdam-based company is drawing its focus to a number of critical challenges the industry is facing en route to carbon neutrality. First of which is the enormous amount of energy that data centers consume. In fact, this component of the digital infrastructure ecosystem is estimated to account for more than 10 percent of global electricity consumption by 2030. Simultaneously, Asperitas is zeroing in on challenges like water consumption, waste heat and the ability to bring viable and energy-friendly data centers to all areas of the globe, even in warm-climate zones, which have historically been untenable regions for data centers.

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