A holistic blueprint for sustainable server rooms below 10 kW

The development of the blueprint aims to cover the most important considerations both from an environmental & economical perspective:

  • Minimizing energy consumption overall, especially for unused server resources
  • Virtualization and application modernization so that the resources deployed today are fully utilized
  • Take what is already there, not creating new resource consumption - modernize it, maximize utilization and thus minimize unused energy and resources

The overall aim is to develop a blueprint which owners and service providers can utilize to either transform or build new server rooms, minimizing energy use and maximizing resource efficiency.

It covers the entire value chain of a server room and delivers the tools needed for a holistic optimization of the system:

  1. The physical infrastructure - building systems, cooling- & electrical infrastructure, data collection & reporting
  2. The IT infrastructure - server and networking equipment, monitoring, virtualization and orchestration
  3. The IT applications - containerization, modernization, resilience and redundancy within software itself

The development of the blueprint is primarily funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program under the ‘ECO-Qube’ project. Further funding by members will be applied towards communication, policy & financial and impact modelling work.

Roadmap Activity:
Leaner Cooling System/Data Center Heat Utilization
A holistic blueprint for sustainable server rooms below 10 kW
A holistic blueprint for sustainable server rooms below 10 kW

Visit the ECOQ public wiki to get access to published deliverables, meeting notes, and related material.

The ECO-Qube project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 956059

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Mark de Hoop
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Mark de Hoop

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