Fujitsu Powers Near-Zero Emissions Data Center in Wind Turbine
- WestfalenWIND IT has built one of the world’s first data centers located inside a wind turbine, directly utilizing eco-friendly electricity
- Energy-efficient Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers and ETERNUS storage data center infrastructure minimize the data center’s overall need for power and cooling
- Fujitsu SELECT Expert Partner Green IT – Das Systemhaus is using the data center’s services to offer its customers differentiated and cost-effective green cloud services
Initiative aligns with support for United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Fujitsu’s support for the WindCORES project is aligned with its backing for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The SDGs address global challenges including those related to climate and environmental degradation. Goal nine relates to sustainable industrialization, to ‘build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation’.
Notes to editors
¹ As a Tier 3 data center, the project is able to offer a reliability level of 99.98 percent. To date, 92 percent of the total energy consumed by the data center has come straight from the wind turbine. The data center is connected to two independent electricity providers to ensure both N+1 redundancy and continued operation during the occasional periods when there is insufficient wind to generate electricity.
Fujitsu and the environment: Fujitsu’s objective is to bring the Fujitsu Group’s CO2 emissions to zero by 2050. In addition, Fujitsu’s Climate and Energy Vision
with the goals of achieving a decarbonized society and contributing to the response to climate change through ICT. As part of achieving this vision, Fujitsu has been implementing environmental action plans which aim to: improve the environmental performance of products throughout their lifecycle, contribute to sustainable development and the preservation of biodiversity through ICT services, and the reduction of Fujitsu’s own greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impact throughout its value chain.
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Date: 06 November, 2018