After attending a data center industry event earlier this year, and speaking with leading engineers from around the country, it struck me that there was very little conversation about reducing water in the data center. I broached the subject with several attendees, and while everyone agrees that data centers have a drinking problem - so to speak - there are not a lot of solutions to address water usage because the conventional approach usually involves a trade-off with the use of more energy. Using more energy to solve a water problem is not sustainable.



Power Shift: Why data centers must move from reducing energy to controlling water