Microsoft yesterday launched its sustainable data center region in Sweden, featuring Gävle, Sandviken and Staffanstorp. This new data center site is powered by 100% carbon-free energy and supports zero-waste operations. Customers can use this new data center region for Azure and Microsoft 365. And this is new The data center region will also offer Azure Availability Zones, providing customers with additional application resiliency options.
Some highlights of this new green data center area:
- Powered by 100% carbon-free energy with 24/7 hourly power matching with a partner Vattenfall.
- Microsoft has signed agreements for new renewable energy projects with bp, Harnessing renewable energy, European Energy, KIDS, Main capital and wpd.
- The first Microsoft data center site with backup generators will run on Preem Evolution Diesel Plus, the world’s first Nordic Eco-labelled fuel, containing at least 50% renewable raw materials and almost equivalent reductions in net carbon dioxide emissions compared to a standard fossil-diesel blend.
- Microsoft is pursuing a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for the region.
- The new data center area will be home to Microsoft’s third European Circular Center, which will house servers and hardware in our data centers.
- Supporting the company’s active commitment to water by 2030, the data center servers will be cooled by only 100% outside air during the year, and rainwater will be captured at the data center, used primarily to provide humidification and support on-site data center facilities.
The source: Microsoft
https://mspoweruser.com/microsoft-sustainable-datacenter-in-sweden/ | Microsoft launches sustainable data center region in Sweden