Schneider Electric to showcase sustainable datacentres at AfricaCom

  • At this week’s AfricaCom, the topic of sustainable datacentres will be a key area of discussion, says Schneider Electric.
  • As more datacentres crop up across South Africa, the issue of digital transformation in energy management and automation will prove important.
  • Schneider Electric will be showcasing its prefabricated modular and micro datacentres which are designed for scalable and sustainable operations.

Africa Tech Festival kicks off this week, with the annual event being held in Cape Town once agin from 14th to 16th November 2023. The event is focused on innovation in the local and continent-wide telecommunications space, but another key topic of discussion will be that of sustainable datacentres.

This according to energy specialists Schneider Electric, which notes that sustainability in the datacentre environment will prove a significant consideration moving forward, especially given how much power such operations demand, as well as the pervasiveness of the cloud as companies push ahead with digital transformation goals.

“Datacentre operators are under increasing pressure to meet sustainability goals and address their carbon footprint.  According to Harvard Business Review, 99% of large company CEOs agree that sustainability forms a vital part of their business’ future success,” highlights Schneider Electric in a press release sent to Hypertext.

“Furthermore, 75% of investment executives agree that a company’s sustainability performance is important when making investment decisions, says MIT Sloan Management. Establishing sustainable datacentre operations should be a prominent driver in organisations’ efforts to meet their net zero goals,” it adds.

The company is one of the sponsors of AfricaCom (which forms part of the Africa Tech Festival), and will be showcasing its  its prefabricated modular and micro datacentres, which are designed for scalable and sustainable operations.

“Datacentre operators around the world are increasingly recognising the imperative of sustainability and Schneider Electric is at the forefront of this transformation, offering solutions that enable datacentre operate energy efficiently whist meeting organisations’ net zero goals,” notes Mourad Younes, C&SP Segment leader, MEA at Schneider Electric (pictured above).

“Our TradeOff tool for Data Centre Lifecycle Carbon Assessment, for example, enables operators to calculate a datacentre’s lifecycle carbon footprint based on various attributes, such as IT capacity, load ratio, equipment specifications, and power and cooling characteristics,” he continues.

Younes will be taking part at AfricaCom this week, discussing the topic of Powering the Digital Age: Exploring Next-Generation Data Centre Solutions.

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