Data center growth is accelerating in Southeast Asia, but so are the environmental concerns that come with powering these electrically demanding facilities.
Each year, data centers pump out an alarming 200 million metric tons of carbon emissions globally, putting them on track to overtake the carbon footprint produced by the entire aviation industry.
Thankfully, the industry is aware of these issues, and energy management specialists like Schneider Electric are on the case by innovating sustainable and efficient solutions.
But the question is: can these solutions uphold end-user requirements and eliminate inefficiencies without sacrificing a data center’s capabilities?
The Sustainability Imperative for Data Centers in Southeast Asia
To kickoff this power hour of the latest insights, groundbreaking solutions and best practices for building a sustainable future in a more electric world, we will be joined by Paul Tyrer, the Vice President of the Cloud and Service Provider Segment for APAC at Schneider Electric.
“The data center industry has a pivotal and increasingly important role to play in our global and domestic necessity to drive sustainability and reduce the impact of carbon on our common planet,” said Mr. Tyrer.
This keynote will synthesise the latest research and offer insights on both why and how data center providers should adopt sustainability measures.
How can data centers in Southeast Asia do better?
Data centers in Southeast Asia are no exception to the environmental impacts of data centers, as 7% of all electricity consumed in Singapore comes from data centers, while neighboring Malaysia recently racked up a data center energy bill of US$171 million.
In a blockbuster panel session, you are invited to explore how we can do better by taking a look at how we can all work together to build and operate data centers at scale to meet growing demands, while meeting sustainability targets.
Schneider Electric will share and comment on recent research from 451 Group, which sampled over 800 data center providers, in which a majority saw efficiency and sustainability as strategic to the business and as a key differentiator going forward and what these drivers are.
“Together with the panel we will be articulating why the data center industry must react fast, while also acknowledging that in some cases it is already part way on that journey,” said Mr. Tyrer.
You can send in your questions to our expert panel, including:
- Valerie Choy, the Energy and Sustainability Services Director for East Asia and Japan at Schneider Electric
- Omer Wilson, the Vice President of Digital Realty
- Joshua Au, Singapore Chapter Leader for Infrastructure Masons
- Manish Shangari, the Executive Director of AECOM
The esteemed Paul Tyrer of Schneider Electric will also return to moderate the panel.
The session will conclude with practical recommendations on how data center operators can either further enhance, or for the first time approach sustainability as a core pillar of their business.
Sustainable data center design will impact professionals in all sectors of the industry, so register today and join the conversation at Sustainable Data Centers in Southeast Asia: Expectations vs. Reality!