White Paper

Data Center Sustainability

We live in an increasingly digital world, and this has big implications for the environment. Already, data centers consume 3% of all electricity produced around the globe.

And while that sounds like it’s a small piece of the puzzle, the world-wide production of aluminum, one of the most electricity-intensive industries out there, also only uses 3%.

For data centers, this percentage is only set to grow, as experts expect our total data storage and usage to more than double — up to 181 zettabytes — over the next four years.


  • What is a green data center and why should you care?
  • Why going green is important
  • The 3 main considerations when going green
  • Driving and regulating the data center sustainability
  • What are the key elements of a green data center?
  • Metrics used in Data Center Sustainability
  • The goals of a sustainable Data Center
  • Finding a Green Data Center Partner