Microsoft reduces water and fuel risks in data centers
Microsoft reduces water and fuel risks in data centers

Microsoft is accelerating its plans to reduce water and fuel consumption in data centers around the world. As we all know, data centers require a lot of resources to maintain peak performance.

Microsoft's plan came just in time as the company plans to significantly expand its data centers around the world. In this case, they are likely to be necessary to reduce resource consumption. Microsoft wants to reduce water consumption in its data centers by 95% by 2024.

The company has also announced additional sustainability plans, especially with regard to fuel consumption, as the company plans to significantly reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in data centers over the next few years.

Data centers are used to store users' files, provide means of communication and discussion, and use them for online shopping and even electronic games.

Since the data center consists of hundreds of servers closely spaced, overheating can pose significant risks to server performance and reliability. At this point, Microsoft is relying on the cooling system to introduce outside air into the system for cooling.

Microsoft reduces risk in the data center

Data centers also use a lot of water because a data center uses the same amount of water as a city of 30,000 to 40,000 people, or 3 to 5 million gallons of water per day.

Although Microsoft relies on air cooling, as mentioned earlier, air is not enough once the temperature rises above 85 degrees Fahrenheit and relies on water cooling.

Microsoft today revealed two main strategies to reduce this risk: The first is to increase the maximum temperature before using water cooling, especially in relatively cold countries. However, this does not apply to data centers in desert regions.

Microsoft's second strategy is to use liquid fluorocarbon baths instead of fresh water in the cooling process. While this technology looks promising, experts point out that the technology itself presents an additional challenge for Microsoft due to its difficulty in developing and using it.

The company announced that it will use different cooling methods. In fact, the main objective of these plans is to reduce water consumption. In addition, some of the company's servers may need to be replaced. This gives the company the opportunity to replace it with a more heat-resistant model. The company currently plans to build 50 to 100 data centers annually.

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