Have you been paying attention to the media’s coverage of the accelerating migration of enterprise and internet data center operations into colocation facilities and to the news about the roll out of more and more data centers across the country in service of the internet?
Over the last several years, data center owners across the globe have demonstrated very responsible community awareness by implementing effective energy efficient “designs” in their critical facilities, often compromising capital and schedule objectives and assuming added risk to do so.
As we noted in the last issue, many data center owners and operators have concluded that both our power generation and transmission capacities in the U.S. are so overburdened that we need to consider alternative and renewable sources of energy in order to meet the exponential demand of our IT facilities.
Over the last five years, the U.S. Department of Energy and the largest electrical utilities across the country have been working continuously to develop workable scenarios for meeting the future electrical power demand of our data centers.
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