In mid-October, IXcellerate visited Dubai for the Global Digital Power Summit 2021, organized by Huawei. The main theme was the environmental agenda and the formation of a smart society with a low carbon footprint.
During the event, the following topical topics were discussed:
✔️ Building a society that cares about reducing the carbon footprint;
✔️ Construction of “smart” and “green” data centers (for this, in fact, we went);
✔️Ensuring the reliability of digital infrastructure;
✔️Investment in digitalization;
✔️ Alternative “green” energy sources and their application.
It is estimated that the data center industry takes up of around 1% of global electricity consumption, which may increase to 2-3% by 2030. ESG practices and power usage efficiency solutions are now becoming an integral part of data center strategies worldwide.