Asperitas. The global move to cloud based infrastructures and the Internet of Things (IoT) generate high demand for datacentre capacity and high network loads. The energy demand of datacentres is rising so quickly that it is causing serious issues for energy grid operators, (renewable) energy suppliers and governments. Grid operators and energy suppliers can hardly keep up with the demand in the large datacentre hubs let alone ensure enough renewable energy generation is available where we see the demand.
Not only does this raise questions of sustainability on all levels, the demand for flexibility and high loads requires a different approach to the business model of the datacentre. With the ultimate challenge of becoming an energy neutral industry.