In this series we talk to some of our members about sustainability, the SDIA, and their future plans. First up is Fridtjof Chwoyka from Data Center Excellence, Senior Consultant and one of the founders of the company.
Could you tell us a bit more about Data Center Excellence?
Data Center Excellence (DCE) is a small, young consulting company founded in 2020. Our focus is on sustainability for data centers. We now have three employees, who are also the founders of the company. We all have a background in data centre consultancy, and decided we wanted continue this work.
How important is sustainability within your organisational strategy?
For DCE, sustainability is the most important part in our structure. We build everything around sustainability: for ourselves, our kids, our customers, and for our planet. There is no planet B! In every project we do with our customers, sustainability is on the agenda. Since we are a consultancy company, we inform the customer where they are at the moment in terms of sustainability from our point of view. We show them the path to a carbon free data center. We assess the technology that is in place, and show what technology needs to be replaced to make the data center carbon free. There is no specific technology that we support as the best or most sustainable technology for a data center. Instead, we offer our customers tailored solutions to reach the sustainability goals for data centers set by the European Union by 2030.