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THE RISE OF COMPUTATIONAL STORAGE IN DATA CENTERS

By JB Baker, VP of Products & Marketing

In an age of rapid digital growth, data centers stand at the forefront of connectivity worldwide. However, their operation and subsequent demand for storage raise environmental concerns given the significant amount of energy they consume.

As concerns surrounding sustainability grow, companies are facing an urgent need to innovate and adopt solutions that can balance performance and sustainability.

THE ENERGY DILEMMA

The rise in data-driven tech, like artificial intelligence (AI) and cryptocurrency mining, have led to a significant rise in electricity use in data centers. According to recent studies, data centers are projected to account for 13% of global electricity consumption by 2030, a statistic that underscores the growing need for energy-efficient solutions.

This means that without push for more sustainable solutions, data centers could drastically escalate energy consumption worldwide, deepening environmental concerns.

Currently, global electricity consumption due to data centers is on track to reach 1,000 TWh by 2026, marking a 117% increase since 2022. Further, server power consumption has skyrocketed by 266% since 2017, which makes it difficult to meet energy demands for the future.

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