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Panduit provides sustainable data centers solutions for Latin America

Panduit provides sustainable data centers solutions for Latin America

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Panduit explains how to improve metrics and costs at Colombian data centers.

Becoming sustainable is one of the priorities for global companies. Aiming at the UN Agenda 2030, there has been a business trend towards adopting intelligent and sustainable solutions that contributes to Digital Transformation while preserving and caring for the environment.

This increase in Digital Transformation implies a need for data transmission and processing supported by data centers, whose main challenge is the reduction and efficiency of energy consumption.

Fábio Henrique, Regional Director, Panduit for Central and South America and the Caribbean, said: “With the COVID-19 pandemic, the acceleration of Digital Transformation has been of great importance for business development and has increased the need for sustainable solutions. Colombia is one of the fastest growing countries in this area and Panduit is contributing to reducing customers’ energy consumption.”

In Colombia, about 49% of companies use some technology in their sustainability plans, according to the Sustainability Agenda of SAP’s Latin American leadership.

In this sense, Panduit confirms that one of the biggest challenges in reducing energy consumption in data centers is in the management and optimization of cooling systems, as they represent approximately 50% of the total energy consumption and are essential for the proper functioning of data centers of any size.

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), data centers consume about 200 terawatts per hour, representing 1% of the global electricity demand, generating approximately 0.3% of the carbon footprint.

However, there are some alternatives to address this challenge. According to Panduit, the passive cooling technologies in data centers can help reduce electricity consumption by up to 40%, leading to a significant reduction in the carbon footprint.

In 2020, requests for information on technologies to support sustainability ceased due to the crises generated by the pandemic. After that, with some problems resolved and the subsequent economic recovery, about 40% of organizations sought to implement sustainability model technologies to help complement Digital Transformation projects without neglecting the environmental aspect and the reduction of energy resources.

Implementing solutions that address climate change will be vitally important for the technology industry as data center deployments continue to increase. According to Panduit, a 23% growth in colocation data centers is expected in the region by the end of 2022.

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