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Digital Realty is an American company, which operates in Australia, Canada, United States, Europe, and Asia. It is a global network, which works in 24 countries. Digital Realty is an innovative technological company, which was founded in 2004. The company makes a huge profit, which is around 3 billion dollars per year.

It interconnects customers across the world by creating and controlling the operations of the data centres. They generally consist of routers, storage, switches, storage systems, application delivery controllers, and servers. These components are needed for an organization to create a facility, which will securely store the data of the company. Moreover, they allow companies to gain profit by focusing on the objectives of the consumers, rather than the technological maintenance

Who does Digital Realty work with?

Data centres are utilized by government agencies, retailers of all sizes, telecommunication companies, and huge corporations such as Google and Facebook. However, they are expensive to build and difficult to build.

The average cost to build a large data centre varies from 10 to 15 million dollars. Consequently, even large companies employ a third party like Digital Realty to build a data centre for them. They have built centres for giant corporations like Verizon, Adobe, Linkedin, etc.

Alternative energy

Earth is currently undergoing climate change, which negatively impacts people’s activity. The climate emergency is caused by human activity, which increases carbon dioxide emissions. Several countries have signed the Kyoto Protocol and Paris Agreement to set a target to reduce the level of emissions.

Consequently, the states have been trying to implement more sources to derive alternative energy such as solar, wind, and hydro. Moreover, many countries are intending to ban the sale of petroleum and diesel cars by 2030. However, the activity is not limited to the states, many companies are trying to reduce their bad impact on the environment. More and more customers want the data centres to be powered with renewable energy and companies have to work with the developers to satisfy their needs. 

Solar energy

Solar energy is the cleanest existing source of renewable energy and it reduces the use of other energy sources, which harm the environment. Solar power is energy that is derived from the sun and converted into electricity. Solar panels are used to generate electricity from sunlight. Countries like the United States, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates have a large potential for the utilization of solar energy.

Digital Realty is intending to expand into the domain of more environmentally friendly companies by implementing new technology in solar energy. It is planning to increase the use of renewable energy in Texas. More and more technology companies are moving their headquarters to Texas and it is becoming an epicentre for business activity and technological growth.

Nevertheless, Digital Realty is even now one of the largest buyers of renewable energy. Both their Colocation Business and our European portfolio are now powered on 100% from renewable energy sources. The company currently has a contract with Pattern Energy to purchase solar energy from it. In the long term, it plans to buy 78% of Pattern Energy’s Phoenix Project total energy capacity to cover energy needs for its operations. Moreover, as soon as Phoenix Energy will start to fully operate on the market, Digital Realty wants to use renewable energy to power 70% of energy needs for the Dallas centre.

Plans

The contract with Phoenix Solar will expand the use of renewable energy for Digital Realty by 160,000 megawatt-hours per year. The project was announced last year and it will generate enough electricity to power 50,000 homes each year.

Moreover, the company is planning to conserve water in partnership with the South Bay Water Recycling Program. They invested millions to develop the infrastructure, which is needed to supply around 10 million gallons of non-potable, reclaimed water. It will help the company to reduce its negative impact on the Silicon Valley watershed. 

Consequently, Digital Realty is expanding in the development and utilization of renewable energy. It invests substantial amounts of money and researches how to reduce the negative impact on the environment.

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