Data centre facilities that will adopt green energy efficiency, resource efficiency, and environmental factors will be key to ensuring sector sustainability.
This is according to the latest highlights that will shape the data centre industry in 2023.
According to the Director of Huawei Kenya Digital Power Wang Bao, as cloud technologies and artificial intelligence continue to revolutionize the commercial landscape, enterprise IT must balance budget constraints with the risk of falling behind in a period of digital transformation.
“From this year to 2027 data centres will accelerate their green transition to drive carbon neutrality. They will use more low carbon technologies such as green power and innovative energy storage,” said Wang Bao.
Due to the sheer complexity and size of the workloads, cloud data centres will now need a higher degree of automation than traditional data centres.
According to the industry experts Following several years of rapid expansion, the digital infrastructure sector now faces a difficult climate for constructing new data centres to cope with the changing market demands.
Speaking during the Huawei Kenya Data Centre Key Channel Partner Summit 2023, the director added that as a result, data centre space will be more difficult to come by and may cost more.
One of the major tensions in data centre development has been the large amount of water used to cool some data centres.
Extreme heat and drought are raising the bar for fast-growing cloud computing platforms and data centre developers.
Data centres, which are some of the most energy-intensive structures in existence, are now under heightened scrutiny on carbon emissions objectives as companies race to beat the zero carbon emissions targets.
The trends show that currently, renewable energy sources such as solar are increasingly becoming an exciting option for smaller urban data centres.
Today’s global economy and society growth rely heavily on digital infrastructure. Data centres are critical enablers in this ecosystem.