Data Centers, cores of the Cloud

RCE - EBRC Data Centre
By EBRC 19/02/2024
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As pivotal players in the digital economy, Data Centers bring undeniable added value to digital usage. EBRC, mindful of the overall impact of its activities, has been actively committed to two axes: more sustainable and efficient data centers.

In a context where resource preservation and optimization are crucial, data centers must now accommodate larger and more optimized workloads, meeting the requirements of the cloud era.

For hybrid and connected Infrastructures

On the business front, IT infrastructures are evolving towards increasing hybridization. Combined with the cloud, they aim to maximize the potential of the traditional IT component and data processing at the "Edge" level. Optimizing infrastructures brings benefits in terms of sustainability, CSR, and energy efficiency. Local infrastructures, once consolidated, have a lower environmental impact by making better use of available resources.

  • In the private and public sectors, initiatives to improve the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) metric of data centers are now widely recognized. Organizations also pay particular attention to other environmental initiatives, such as improving Carbon Usage Effectiveness (CUE) and Water Usage Effectiveness (WUE).
  • Companies no longer view the data center as a static element in their constantly evolving IT infrastructure but rather as a strategic tool to balance modernization and digital investment preservation. This is also driven by the need for a relevant response to challenges related to data sovereignty, compliance, security, and resilience.
  • Lastly, for SaaS application developers and cloud service providers, the integration and large-scale operation of the ICT foundation are integral to the economic model. Densification and mutualization of ICT components become essential success factors.

Energy efficiency in Data Centers : towards eco-responsible power

Historically, data centers were built based on a model emphasizing security, availability, and predictability, illustrated by the Tier IV certification from the Uptime Institute, validating the highest level of resilience against incidents.

To address flexibility challenges, EBRC has complemented its hosting offering with a more agile model, tailored to intensive workloads for cloud and AI, without compromising the robustness of the data center model.

Thus, at EBRC, businesses and cloud service providers can more easily deploy an infrastructure geared towards scalable power, meeting the needs of the "infrastructure-as-code" and "software-defined" era, including automated deployments, simplified security and management, and growth in "virtual appliances" and devops.

Optimized power also aligns with finops requirements, ensuring effective management of peak loads, reserve power, and granularity of shared infrastructures within the organization.

EBRC also places particular importance on sustainability, greenops, and circularity, with green and agile data centers, 100% renewable energy, and more flexible temperature ranges in computer rooms.

Efficient and Agile Power for Data Centers

By offering solutions that allow densification of workloads within the data center, EBRC meets the needs for flexible capacities and power, setting the standard in the cloud universe. More than ever, data centers are crucial foundations for a sustainable and agile digital future.