Vertiv (NYSE: VRT) (https://bit.ly/3ihzBgg), a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and business continuity solutions, today announced that it has become a major sponsor of the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance (SDIA). Vertiv will apply its expertise, global reach and leadership position in several key data center technology areas to support the SDIAThe mission to bring together key players in the critical infrastructure arena to achieve sustainability goals.
Created in 2019, the SDIA is a non-profit network of over 65 organizations across Europe and beyond, which strives to catalyze the transition to sustainable digital infrastructure. It aligns all stakeholders in the digital ecosystem – from energy supply and data centers, to fiber optic networks and software – on the mission of fostering a sustainable digital economy and achieving their roadmap (https://bit.ly/3meXXYT) to a sustainable digital infrastructure by 2030.
Max Schulze, SDIA Executive Chairman, welcomed Vertiv to the Alliance. âVertiv’s experience and expertise in the critical infrastructure industry, including data centers, is well established. Together, we will continue to develop new concepts and technologies to make climate neutral data centers and digital infrastructure a reality. ”
Commenting on the partnership with the SDIA, Giordano Albertazzi (https://bit.ly/3zUZdW9), President for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Vertiv, said: âAchieving a successful transition to a digital and sustainable future will require the cooperation of a wide variety of stakeholders, including governments as well as organizations in the energy and technology sectors. Vertiv is proud to support a group such as the SDIA that can help bring these contributors together and align them towards the common goal of developing a sustainable digital economy.
Initially, Vertiv and the SDIA will focus their relationships around Europe – currently at the forefront of the development of sustainability technologies as well as government regulation and investment.
Vertiv’s membership in SDIA follows similar initiatives with organizations such as the European Association of Data Centers (EUDCA) (www.eudca.org), to which Vertiv joined in 2018. Vertiv, through its membership in EUDCA, is also contributing to the development of the recently announced Pact for Climate Neutral Data Centers (https://bit.ly/3a6h7ed). The pact is a major self-regulatory initiative setting goals that put the cloud and data center industry on track to meet the European Commission’s goal of climate neutral data centers by 2030, and supporting the broader objective of the European Green Deal to make Europe the first climate neutral continent by 2050.
Cooperation with the SDIA is the latest in a series of advances made by Vertiv in terms of sustainable development and more broadly in environmental, social and governance matters (ESG) arena. Vertiv recently launched a series of highly effective products in EMEA, like the LiebertÂ® EXM2 Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) (https://bit.ly/3mb9Cbi), the LiebertÂ® AFC Low global warming potential inverter screw chiller (GWP) refrigerant (https://bit.ly/3kWbEwM), and the innovative Vertiv â¢ LiebertÂ® EXL S1 UPS with Dynamic Grid Support (https://bit.ly/3AVq31v), which allows energy-intensive industries to use UPS systems proactively and support the transition to green energy sources. As intermittent renewables continue to challenge conventional power generation, new energy storage services are needed to help meet sustainability goals, generate income and lower energy bills. In March 2021, Vertiv also announced that it had supported Norwegian colocation provider Green Mountain (https://bit.ly/3kUmtiN) deploying cutting-edge technologies to further increase the efficiency and sustainability of what was already one of the greenest data centers in the world.
Some of the immediate areas of cooperation between SDIA and Vertiv will include the advancement of network interaction technologies. SDIAMembers of, which include data center technology providers and operators as well as energy companies, are well positioned to help develop and deploy new solutions that can improve the integration between critical infrastructure and networks. energetic.
To learn more about the cooperation between Vertiv and the SDIA, join the panel session How does the climate imperative stimulate innovation? (https://bit.ly/2WozozU) later CDD Europe virtual event on October 13e, 2021 at 13:00 PM United Arab Emirates time.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Vertiv.
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Founded in 2019 and based in Hamburg, Germany, the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance eV (SDIA) (https://sdialliance.org) is a non-profit network of over 65 members and partners working to catalyze the transition to a sustainable digital economy. The SDIA brings together stakeholders from all sectors and domains, public and private, to achieve its roadmap (https://bit.ly/39QTqGp) to a sustainable digital infrastructure by 2030. It aims to offer a holistic and systemic approach to solving the challenges facing TIC sustainability, ranging from power supply and data centers, to fiber optic networks and software.
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