Google data centers in Europe and sustainability

Google data centers in Europe and sustainability
2020 will be remembered as the year in which for reasons of force majeure the whole world embraced the cloud in order to continue working, studying and communicating. Among the main protagonists of this revolution is Google, which over time has become the nerve center of the systems that regulate access to online information and a productivity service provider without which (as demonstrated by yesterday's short down) many will they are forced to stop all activities. It is also to avoid the repetition of similar problems, as well as to improve the quality of what is offered, that the Mountain View group confirms its willingness to continue to strengthen its data center network.

The Google cloud expands in Europe (respecting the environment)

In a post shared on the official blog, the focus is on Europe, on the projects already in place and on those planned for the old continent. In the image below, for example, the Fredericia plant just inaugurated in Denmark. In the opening photo that of Middenmeer in the Netherlands. Another one was announced in recent months for Poland.

Each facility is designed to take into account the needs of environmental sustainability, implementing systems and technologies capable of ensuring operational continuity and at the same time not to impact on the environment by powering the servers with 100% sustainable energy and using innovative methods for cooling.

Over the next five years we plan to commit $ 2 billion in carbon-free power generation projects and green infrastructure for Europe, contributing to the development of new technologies to make clean energy affordable in Europe. anytime and more widely available.

Whenever we log into our Gmail inbox, watch a streaming video on YouTube or join a meeting on Meet, we interact with Google's cloud infrastructure. This inevitably results in an energy expenditure. We multiply the phenomenon by the billions of requests that data centers have to manage every hour and we have an idea of ​​how much even the smallest of changes and optimizations on this front can make a difference.

Source: Google