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Strategies for Improving the Sustainability of Data Centers via Practical and Effective Measures Such as Changing Energy Mix, Enhancing Energy Efficiency, Reducing Energy Use, and Circular Energy or Recycling Energy

Version 1 : Received: 6 March 2021 / Approved: 8 March 2021 / Online: 8 March 2021 (12:02:08 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 13 April 2021 / Approved: 14 April 2021 / Online: 14 April 2021 (12:59:53 CEST)

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Manganelli, M.; Soldati, A.; Martirano, L.; Ramakrishna, S. Strategies for Improving the Sustainability of Data Centers via Energy Mix, Energy Conservation, and Circular Energy. Sustainability 2021, 13, 6114. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13116114 Manganelli, M.; Soldati, A.; Martirano, L.; Ramakrishna, S. Strategies for Improving the Sustainability of Data Centers via Energy Mix, Energy Conservation, and Circular Energy. Sustainability 2021, 13, 6114. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13116114

Journal reference: Sustainability 2021
DOI: 10.3390/su13116114

Abstract

Information and communication technologies (ICT) are increasingly permeating our daily life and we ever more commit our data to the cloud. Events like the COVID-19 pandemic put an exceptional burden upon ICT infrastructures. This involves implementation and utilization of data centers, which increasingly contribute to energy and environmental impact. In this work, we address strategies to improve energy efficiency of data centers, to enhance sustainability towards energy resource and the environment. Among key strategies are innovative cooling technologies, use of natural resources, automation techniques, low-power electronics, and equipment with extended thermal limits. Research perspectives are identified and estimates of improvement opportunities are presented.

Keywords

data center; green data center; sustainability; energy efficiency; energy saving; ICT

Subject

ENGINEERING, Automotive Engineering

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