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Heat utilization from data centers has been a vision for quite some time in the IT and energy industry. With increased environmental pressure to reduce waste and improve efficiency, and with technological developments, data center heat utilization is fast becoming a reality. Indeed we regard data center heat utilization as a pre-requisite to sustainable digital infrastructure.
As large electricity consumers with highly automated processes, data centers are optimal subjects to implement measures for more intelligent power consumption. The IT industry can play a vital role to the overall reduction of carbon emission and energy consumption of the energy system.
The data center industry is growing rapidly. New facilities, hosting powerful servers are created everywhere as the demands of the digital economy expand. However, the actual utilization rate of servers is often as low as 14% in on-premise locations, and as low as 40% in Cloud data centers. Billions of Euros in hardware are therefore being underutilized. With IT workloads becoming increasingly shiftable, new approaches are becoming possible.