NEC Corporation, a Japanese multinational IT and electronics company, will build two new 100% renewable energy-powered green data centers, in order to meet the increasing demand for data centers.
The “NEC Kanagawa Data Center: Phase 2 Building” and “NEC Kobe Data Center: Phase 3 Building” are expected to open in the second half of 2023 and the first half of 2024, respectively.
The data center market has undergone qualitative changes recently as a result of rising demand. A carbon-free society must be realized by achieving highly efficient electricity and using renewable energy sources, and connection and security must be ensured by speeding the use of public cloud services in conjunction with the promotion of DX by companies and governments.
The hub of NEC’s computer systems and network architecture is the NEC Data Center- company’s core. The data center serves as a central hub for the company’s business operations, and in order to guarantee that it is always operational, it must be both effective and scalable.
Consequently, according to the Science Based Targets project, NEC has set a target for FY2030 to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 55% compared to FY2017 (SBTi).
NEC will set up two new green data centers that run entirely on renewable energy in order to help achieve this objective and lower greenhouse gas emissions from customers.
Moreover, NEC will also keep developing its data center business from three angles in order to provide better services: “safety and security,” which supports high security and disaster resistance; “efficiency,” which includes energy savings; and “connectivity,” which enables connections to different cloud services.
Providers are rushing to modify existing facilities to improve energy efficiency and to construct new facilities from the ground up with the environment in mind as sustainability takes center stage in data center growth and operations.