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

40% less energy consumption

Even though data centres are transitioning from fossil fuel to renewable energy sources, the industry’s overall energy usage is still increasing. Data Centre power consumption currently accounts for 1% of global energy usage and by 2030 it is predicted that global energy consumption will double and that around 125 billion IoT devices will be in widespread use. Energy usage at these levels is unsustainable long-term.

Studies have shown that DataQube consumes up to 40% less power and omits up to 60% less C02 than regular data centres because its person-free infrastructure permits optimal power consumption because the energy transfer is dedicated solely to computers. Moreover, removing the need for human space makes for a smaller physical footprint because less land and raw materials are needed from the outset. Better use of space, optimized IT capacity and leveraging immersive cooling technologies means DataQube is significantly more sustainable compared with traditional data centre setups. A 1 MW DataQube deployment, for example occupies 620 sqm versus 1,000 sqm, lowering co2 emissions by up to 162 tonnes.

Cutting edge liquid cooling techniques

Over a third of Data Centre Capex is spent on air conditioning units and/or water-cooling equipment. This cooling infrastructure can also account for 50%+ of ongoing Opex. Immersive cooling technologies consume zero water, occupy up to 75% less space, extend equipment/component shelf life and can reduce overall power consumption by as much as 40%.

We’ve partnered with Liquid Cool Solutions Inc so our customers can leverage the benefits of immersive cooling technologies. Not only do they remove the need for bulky air conditioning units that occupy a large amount of space, but they also reduce noise and heat omissions, and extend the longevity of equipment and components. DataQube’s optimised use of space, combined with immersion cooling eliminates water consumption altogether. This, combined with the system’s person-free layout, supports greater IT load per sqm, making it ideally suited to internal and external deployments at the Edge.

Liquid cooling