The advancement of technology as a result of the coronavirus health emergency (Covid-19) has caused the way in which companies store information to be modified, so that the growth prospects of the market for data centers (data centers) They are good; however, sustainability is the main challenge for the construction of these spaces.

According to the Adobe company, the high demand for data centers It is due to the computer security that they currently offer, but this in turn makes these spaces become high energy consumers, electric charge generators and producers of large amounts of greenhouse gas emissions.

In this scenario, the software firm reported the path it will follow for the design of data centers more sustainable, in accordance with its commitment to the environment.

“We set our 100% renewable energy target years ago, making RE100 commitments and joining the Science Based Targets initiative with verified targets. We advocate for local, regional and federal policies to decarbonize, modernize our networks and open them to renewable energies”, said Dario Llorente, Head of Sales for Latin America at Adobe.

As reported by the firm, its design of data centers It must bet on sustainability, but the technological standards that must be met to guarantee its correct operation, such as resilience, high availability, tolerating system failures, among others, must not be neglected.

“On top of that and knowing that the way forward is through the collaboration of local utilities, NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations), peers, customers and digital supply chain partners who are willing to implement environmental management in their processes,” said the firm.

According to Statista, between 2012 and 2020, the investment of companies in data processing centers globally it increased 57%, going from 140,000 million dollars to 220,000 million dollars and by 2022, this figure could reach 248,000 million dollars.

For Adobe, it is necessary that your data centers have at least five pillars:

The company has committed to 100% of the energy it uses comes from renewable sources by 2035. Added to this, more than 70% of its employees already work in LEED-certified offices.

  • Driving a new energy future

Instead of buying unbundled renewable energy credits to offset carbon-driven electricity, Adobe buys solar power that goes directly into the local power grid.

  • Measure and manage energy

Its monitoring system captures energy and critical operations data based on thousands of data points, from the use of electricity, water and natural gas to the effectiveness of the energy use of all its data centers.

Adobe was one of the first companies to adopt the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. In this context, the firm promotes energy efficiency in its data centers through practices such as server room consolidation and virtualization.

Because the firm transitions from a physical to a fully digital supply chain, the technology company has reduced the environmental impact of its products, including waste, by more than 95 percent.


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