One year after the adoption of the EU Green Deal, leading cloud infrastructure providers and data centre operators in Europe have signed up to a joint Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact – with this including the Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany, founded under the umbrella of the eco Association.
Conclusions for sustainable digitalisation were adopted at last week’s meeting of the EU Environment Council. Among other things, these stipulate that data centres should become climate-neutral by 2030.
Are European data centres ready for the climate targets of the EU Green Deal, to strengthen climate and environmental protection through digitalisation? A new study with best practices in the field of energy-efficient data centres formulates technological development potentials as well as policy recommendations.
Are data centres in Europe ready to meet the climate goals of the EU Green Deal? And what best practices can data centres already use today? The answers to these questions are provided in the new study "Data Centres in Europe - Opportunities for Sustainable Digitalisation", published by the Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany in cooperation with the Borderstep Institute and with the support of the Vodafone Institute. In an eco netTALK on Tuesday, 24 November, we will present the key results of the study.
According to a new survey commissioned by eco – Association of the Internet Industry, 56% of Germans believe that digital technologies and applications can have a positive impact on the climate footprint in the future.
Dr. Béla Waldhauser, spokesperson of the Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures, advocates a holistic view of digital infrastructures, as they contribute to achieving the European climate targets & ensure energy-efficient use of digital applications.
Significant increase in energy efficiency: 12 times lower energy consumption per GB of data transmitted in data centres compared to 2010 Constantly decreasing CO2 emissions (30% less by 2030) despite increasing demands on computing power Global energy efficiency potential through cloud computing not yet exhausted Berlin,...
The goals that the German federal government is pursuing with its National Action Plan on Energy Efficiency Strategy 2050 are certainly ambitious. As a member of the government’s Working Group on Digitalisation, eco too is participating in the dialogue process to bring life to these goals.
eco Chair Oliver J. Süme: “GAIA-X paves the way for a new level of digital sovereignty, which at the same time goes hand in hand with high European data protection requirements and reliable IT security.”
On Friday, 8 May 2020 leading industry experts from different layers of the Internet infrastructure - including Access Providers, Internet Exchange Points, Content Delivery Networks, Data Centers, and Cloud Service Providers – will discuss how they are maintaining the Internet during COVID-19. John Graham-Cumming,...
The Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany, founded under the umbrella of the eco Association, welcomes the decision of the energy ministers and senators of the German states to reduce electricity costs and thereby initiate a sustainable energy transition economic programme.
In the eco Association’s 25th anniversary year, Lars Steffen speaks to Thomas Rickert about the initiation of the eco Complaints Office, the CSA, and further initiatives for an Internet with Responsibility. Read more on dotmagazine.
Data centers and society both have much to gain from the use of waste heat, a topic elaborated upon both in a white paper, and by Béla Waldhauser, Leader of the eco Data Center Infrastructure Group. Read more on dotmagazine.
Béla Waldhauser, Leader of the eco Competence Group Data Center Infrastructure, grapples with the definition of edge data centers and envisages the environment that will evolve at the edge of 5G networks. Read more on dotmagazine.
Digital sovereignty in the form of high-performance and secure digital infrastructures is a key success factor and decisive for the future viability of Germany as a business location. This is the opinion of the overwhelming majority (80 percent) of decision-makers in German companies, according to the results of a current representative survey commissioned by eco.
As part of the international networking for the “Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany”, eco Managing Director Alexander Rabe participated in a German-Swedish exchange on artificial intelligence.
Wolfgang Kaufmann from Datacenter One argues that enterprises do not need to simply choose between owning a data center or outsourcing IT infrastructure – they can have the best of both worlds. Read more on dotmagazine.