Green data centers: towards a sustainable digital transformation. A practitioner’s guide
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Reliable, secure data-hosting solutions are becoming increasingly important to support everyday functions across societies, including for public management and service delivery. Although data infrastructure such as data centers and cloud solutions are essential for storing and processing data, they are highly energy intensive and consume refrigerants and often large amounts of water for cooling. As such, they leave a large environmental footprint and contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Climate change also affects data centers. Climate hazards such as floods and increasing temperatures put data centers at risk and require site specific adaptation measures to protect investments and ensure resilient data storage.