NEW industry report: research highlights resilience risk among European data centres

The resilience of data centres across Europe is at risk as the industry looks towards a permanent renewable energy infrastructure, according to our major new report.

Mission critical: power resilience, competitiveness and sustainability in European Data Centres  provides a unique insight of 700 data centre consultants across the Netherlands, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the UK and Ireland.

The results found that more than half (55%) of those surveyed expressed at least some concern about the capabilities of the local grid and energy infrastructure’s ability to meet current demand.

Grid limitations were also the cause of most power outages across the regions for 60% of respondents. This could be one of the reasons for the high take up of renewable technology. However, while the move towards renewables appears to be gathering pace, a number of barriers to adopting the technology were also highlighted, including energy storage and changing technology. 

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