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Datacenters and Sustainability Goals: How Efficient and Resilient Datacenters Accelerate Sustainability Progress

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Digital transformation has opened vast opportunities to reduce waste and improve efficiency across many industries. Climate change is making communities and businesses increasingly aware of the need to become more sustainable and reverse the current trajectory of pollution, high consumption, and waste of natural resources. This IDC InfoBrief explores how modern and technically innovative data centers are at the foundation of a sustainable digital transformation. Find out how data center providers can play a key role in driving sustainability progress.


  • Organizations are harnessing technology to drive greater efficiency and uncover ways to use natural resources sustainably
  • 89% of organizations say they prefer to do business with a partner that shares similar sustainability goals
  • Advanced technologies such as AI-driven climate control, liquid cooling and fuel cells are helping to innovate data centers
  • Data center providers can help support expansion to edge while ensuring efficient operation
Today, the ability to attract and retain customers, investors, and talent is inextricably linked with environmental sustainability and progress. Being sustainable is no longer buried deep in corporate mission statements — improving sustainability is a top priority for most companies.
- IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Equinix, Datacenters and Sustainability Goals, October 2020