With global data traffic doubling every four years, data centers are projected to grow exponentially, as is the industry’s energy consumption. Today, a typical data center consumes enough energy to constitute 40% of annual operating expenditures. In the next six years, researchers estimate that the sector could use as much as 20% of all available electricity worldwide.
These points underscore the significant opportunity confronting data centers for reducing environmental impact through energy. They also serve as one of the primary reasons why QTS believes the industry has a responsibility to protect Earth’s resources through infrastructure development and power procurement initiatives.