By Roy L Hales
The average data centre has an IT load of 1.2 MW and requires 4.3 million gallons of water per year for cooling purposes. So Digital Realty was very interested when Emerson Network Power said their Liebert® DSETM system could drastically reduce the amounts. That was in 2012. Since then, these two companies worked together have to cut the average center’s water consumption back to between 2.7 and 3.2 million gallons per year. Digital Realty saves more than 300 million gallons of water annually.