Data Center Manager Sustainability Update Video

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Hi. My name is Ajay Garg, and I'm the General Manager of Intel's Data Center Management Solutions group. And I'll be sharing with you some interesting things our group is working on in terms of data center sustainability. Please, like this video and subscribe to the Intel Software YouTube channel to keep up to date with each episode's release. Remember to follow the links in the description field to learn more and to get access to more resources.

The global data center energy consumption is expected to be more than double of global production by 2030. For many organizations, the data center power consumption is a significant part of their total power consumption. For example, one of the biggest cloud service providers in the world reported they consumed 7.17 million megawatt hours in 2020. Their data center consumed 7 million megawatt hours. This is about 98% of their total electricity consumption.

In 2011, 20% of S&P 500 companies published their sustainability report, and in 2019, that number grew to 90%. More and more companies are motivated to curb their carbon footprint. Intel also published a sustainability goal, to reach GHG net-zero in 2040 and 100% renewable electricity across global operation in 2030.

Government verticals are making regulations to improve energy efficiency. In Europe, sustainable finance disclosure regulation came into effect in 2021. All carbon emissions of the products or investment should be considered.

The energy efficiency directive is expected to come into law soon, too. Operators of any data center with over 100 kilowatts of IT power demand will be required to report energy performance details annually. That means almost all the data center rooms must measure and report carbon emission of their IT devices.

Software can be a critical part to addressing data center sustainability challenges. Our team developed Intel Data Center Manager, that includes a three-in-one strategy for data center sustainability. First, measuring-- Intel DCM allows you to calculate the carbon emission of your data center. It can do it at a device, group, rack, row, room, and data-center level.

Second, modeling-- Intel DCM can project carbon emission, set trigger alerts, define user-base quota, and finally, control. This allows you to meet carbon quota, set workload for a low-usage period, and time workload for renewable electricity.

These three key pillars can help you achieve your sustainability goal and drive the data center efficiency and help you reduce power costs. In addition, Intel DCM has more features to optimize your data center operations. We are expanding the sustainability usages further.

Today, data center environments are multicloud and hybrid. We are working on how to provide a detailed carbon footprint report across these complex environments, also how to improve usage of renewable energy in data centers and support liquid cooling. Visit us at for more information, and reach out to us at if you have questions or would like to schedule an Intel DCM demo. Thanks for watching.