The Data Centre industry has a moral and social responsibility to redress climate change through eco-friendly manufacturing techniques, adoption of a green, transparent policy and environmental disclosure as part of their respective CSR policies. DataQube supports the industry in its drive to become greener and our breakthrough system has been designed in such a way that it uses less energy from day one.

Energy consumption

Lowest PUE and CO2 emissions

Our portfolio of novel edge data centre solutions consumes up to 50% less power and omit up to 50% less CO2 compared to other data centres due to its ability to support greater IT load per SQM. This is because their person-free layout permit optimal power consumption as the energy transfer is dedicated solely to powering computers. They also support a range of cooling options, including next generation immersive cooling in their core internal infrastructure, thus enabling further power and emission savings. Removing the need for human space makes for a smaller physical footprint because less land and raw materials are needed from the outset. This efficient use of space combined with optimized IT capacity also makes for a smaller physical footprint since less land, less power and fewer raw materials are needed from the outset, setting a new standard in the industry. A 1 MW DataQube deployment, for example occupies 620 sqm versus 1,000 sqm, lowering CO2 emissions by up to 162 tonnes.

Supporting all renewable energy sources

Although data centres are transitioning from fossil fuel to renewable energy sources, the industry’s overall energy consumption is still growing unprecedently. Moreover, switching energy sources is not overcoming the problem it is simply moving it sideways. The person-Our edge data centre products have been built in such a way that they consume less energy from the outset which translates into less CO2. They also support all energy sources in all combinations. Indeed, feasibility studies have shown that DataQube’s fresh approach to the energy dilemma offer the potential to reduce power consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 50%.

Cutting edge liquid cooling techniques

More than a third of Data Centre Capex is spent on air conditioning units and/or water-cooling equipment. This cooling infrastructure also account for more than 50% of ongoing Opex. Immersive cooling technologies consume zero water, occupy up to 75% less space, extend equipment/component shelf life and reduce overall power consumption.

Our partnership with Liquid Cool Solutions, a US based technology applications firm empowers our customers to leverage the benefits of their cutting-edge coolants developed using eco-friendly dielectric fluid. Besides removing the need for bulky air conditioning units, these reduce noise and heat omissions, and extend the longevity of IT assets.

We’re also championing the adoption of refrigerant gases with lower GWP (global warming potential) values. The current Industry standard uses R410A with a GWP of 2088. DataQube solutions on the other hand feature coolants with a GWP of only 675 or lower.

Liquid cooling

Swapping reinforced concrete for reusable ground screws

After coal-powered electricity, cement manufacture is the next biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, accounting for approximately 5% of annual anthropogenic global CO2 production. Reinforced concrete is also integral to all data centre building projects thus exacerbating the industry’s CO2 dilemma.

Unlike regular Data centre builds, our “podular” solution does not need reinforced concrete foundations which have a high CO2 emission rate per tonne. Instead, our edge data centre pods are secured in place using specialist, reusable ground screws, making for a much lower carbon footprint.