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Data Centre Growth

The acceleration of global demand to store, manage, and extract insight from data has led to a dramatic increase in the number of data centres around the world; from 500,000 in 2012 to 8,000,000 in 2019.

However, average server utilisation levels are regularly below 50%. Worse still, 30% of all machines installed in data centres are turned on and never used.

Imbalance Between Supply and Demand

YellowDog believes there is already enough computing power in the world. However, there is an unnecessary imbalance between supply and demand of compute.

Environmental Impact of Data Centres

By 2030, it is predicted that data centres will consume over 10% of the global electricity supply.

According to the latest research, to limit warming to below the 1.5°C target, emissions must be cut by 15% annually.

Data Centres Aren’t the Problem

The environmental impact of data centres should be taken seriously, as should the value they bring to society. Data centres increase connectivity and help to deliver significant innovation and improvement to our society.

A holistic view is needed to ensure data centres continue to be valuable to the planet, without fuelling continued environmental damage.

YellowDog’s Best Source of Compute

YellowDog helps businesses access the Best Source of Compute.  This Best Source could be based on:

  • Cost 
  • Resource availability  
  • Utilisation 
  • Latency 
  • Time to provision 
  • Performance between different node types 
  • Carbon and environmental impact  

Typically, it will be a complex matrix of multiple factors. On average, YellowDog has 57% less carbon impact than typical data centre solutions for workload management.



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Learn More About Best Source of Compute

Read this blog style white paper which first introduced the idea of Best Source of Compute in 2019.

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