Leading Partners Join Forces with Equinix to Test Sustainable Data Center Innovations Including Fuel Cell and Liquid Cooling Technologies
Sustainable innovations, including liquid cooling, high-density cooling, intelligent power management and on-site prime power generation, will be incubated in the CIF in partnership with leading data center technology innovators including Bloom Energy, ZutaCore,
- Generator-less and
UPS-less Data Centers (Bloom Energy) – Utilizing on-site solid oxide fuel cells enables the data center to generate redundant cleaner energy on-grid, and potentially eliminates the need for fossil fuel-powered generators and power-consuming Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) systems.
- High-Density Liquid Cooling (ZutaCore) – Highly efficient, direct-on-chip, waterless, two-phase liquid cooled rack systems, capable of cooling upwards of 100 kW per rack in a light, compact design. Eliminates risk of IT meltdown, minimizes use of scarce resources including energy, land, construction and water, and dramatically shrinks the data center footprint.
Software-Defined Power(VPS) with cabinet-mounted Battery Energy Storage (Natron Energy) – Cabinetpower management and battery energy storage system manages power draw and minimizes power stranding to near zero percent, leading to a potential 30-50% improvement of power efficiency.
"Bloom Energy's clean, modular fuel cell technology is well-suited to meet the growing demand for clean and resilient power among data centers. Building upon our continued collaboration with
"ZutaCore is honored to be featured at the CIF and partner with
"Data centers of the future are software-defined. Our collaboration with
"Natron is pleased to be an active part of the Equinix CIF with the deployment of our safe, sustainable, high-efficiency sodium-ion batteries. Natron's Prussian blue sodium-ion batteries with >50,000 cycle-life, rapid charge/discharge and immediate availability are enabling new levels of IT system performance along with facility optimization within data center and edge deployments as demonstrated by
"The data center of the future must be sustainable.
Highlights / Key Facts:
Washington, D.C.area remains one of the most highly interconnected regions powering the global digital economy. Equinix'sdata center campus in Ashburn, VA—home to the largest internet peering point in North Americaand one of the largest in the world—is a strategic communications hub for the eastern U.S.and a major gateway to Europe. The campus is the single most-dense interconnection hub in the U.S., providing proximity to financial enterprises, government, content and digital media services, global networks and cloud service providers.
- Last year,
Equinixbecame the first in the data center industry to commit to globally reaching climate-neutral status by 2030, backed by science-based targets and an aggressive sustainability innovation agenda. Aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement, this is a critical step to ensure that Equinixcontinues to advance investments and innovations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and keep global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Equinix'sapproved emissions reduction target by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) builds on the company's strong track record of sustainable growth and innovation, including achieving over 90% renewable energy coverage for its data centers since 2018.
- Equinix Invests
$200 Millionin Washington, D.C.Area Data Center Expansions
- The Global Interconnection Index Vol. 5
Equinix2020-21 Global Tech Trends Survey
- Equinix Annual Interactive Sustainability Report (ISR)
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