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Climate Change and the Need for Efficient Data Centers

Kevin Kent  (Data Center Operations Manager, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)

Location: Vault

Date: Monday, August 24

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Pass Type : All Access, Standard

Track : Mission Critical Facilities & Energy Management

Session Type: Vault

Vault Recording: TBD

Continuous rapid growth and adoption of data-hungry IT equipment are escalating the need for greater amounts of energy to keep data centers running and highly available. Researchers estimate 50 billion new devices will be connected to the internet by 2020 and will surpass 100 billion devices by 2025. Experts predict by 2025 data centers will in part be responsible for 20% of global electrical consumption producing 5.5% of the world's carbon emissions and potentially escalating to 14% by 2040. Humans have generated a 40% increase in atmospheric carbon emissions since the onset of the industrial revolution and climatologist from around the world conclude this is the number one reason for continuous global warming. Last year the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change warned global carbon emissions must be lowered 45% below 2010 levels by 2030 to avoid devastating consequences for the planet. The time to reduce is now!