Can we Continue to Power Data Centres and Claim Sustainability?

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There is an average of three devices for every human on the planet, and the number’s growing exponentially. Most of these devices rely on cloud communications, built upon platforms that comprise sophisticated software and hardware systems networked across regions. Technology companies utilise data centres to provide the backbone for all the internet and cloud services […]

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Biogas Production – Where Nothing goes to Waste

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As the world comes to terms with the reality of climate change, the drive to replace fossil fuels with sustainable alternatives and the need to stop generating waste is now imperative. Reduce, reuse, recycle – it’s a mantra that we’re all familiar with.  The race is on to see data centres powered cleanly and sustainably, […]

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Submer: The Liquid Cooling Solution

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Data centres are currently responsible for 5-10% of total global electricity consumption (as part of the IT sector) and approximately 0.3% of global carbon emissions.  Perhaps not yet a grave cause for concern, yet according to recent predictions, by 2025, data centre energy consumption will account for 3.2% of worldwide carbon emissions, and by 2040, […]

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DUB10 Substation Construction Well Underway in Clondalkin

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Construction work continues on our DUB10 (Clondalkin) site as we deliver the electricity substation (to be handed off to Eirgrid on completion) that will be necessary to power the 90MW data centre from the grid. The substation will also potentially return power to the grid from our on-site 100MW energy centre. The first tranche of […]

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Data Centres 2021: Power and Responsibility

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At the beginning of 2019, Echelon Data Centres announced an investment of €1bn in two data centre developments in Ireland.

The two facilities combined would have a capacity of at least 184MW, planning permission was in place and firm power agreements had been secured. The advent of sites with capacity of 100MW or more was (and is) a game-changer.

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Echelon Data Centres and Biocore Environmental Ltd agree to co-locate biogas facility at Echelon DUB20 (Arklow) data centre site

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Echelon Data Centres, the Irish-owned data centre owner and operator, and Biocore Environmental Ltd, an Irish company generating renewable power from biosolids, have reached an agreement to co-locate a biogas production facility on the Echelon DUB20 data centre site in Arklow, Co Wicklow, Ireland.

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Data Centres 2021 – Power and Influence

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Ireland has the potential to become a leading global provider of sustainable data centre solutions if it harnesses the expertise that exists and opportunities which are developing in the sector.

That’s the key takeaway from Data Centres 2021 – Power and Influence, a new report published by Echelon Data Centres, the international data centre infrastructure developer.

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Virtual Reality – The Next Data Management Challenge

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2020 is already a year of seismic change. The way we communicate as individuals and teams has adapted to incorporate technology that – while readily available and used by many – was still a long way from the norm just a few months ago. As the world comes to terms with a new normal, tools […]

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AI and the IoT – The Drivers of the Dataverse

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At this point we’re all familiar with the predictions. The dataverse – the amount of data created each year – will, it is confidently expected, reach 175 zettabytes by 2025. It was 33 zettabytes in 2018. It has also been predicted that, in the same time frame, there will be some seven internet-enabled devices for […]

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Data Centres – The Case for Carbon Neutrality

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We’ve already said that we believe the absolute baseline for data centre infrastructure is for it to be powered 100% by renewable energy. The other two sides of the sustainability triangle are efficiency, and innovation. Efficiency in the way energy is used in the data centre environment, and what is done with the waste energy […]

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