Just about every motivational video on the Internet contains some version of the line “If you want it to happen, then get up and make it happen.” And that’s for good reason. A sense of urgency, focus and determination can often drive a project through all obstacles to reach the goal.
RagingWire is living those words as it leads the charge to renewable energy in Northern California data centers. By working closely with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), RagingWire created a ground-breaking energy package that provides its California data center customers with 52.7 megawatts of power that is 100% renewable and 100% reliable – all at power rates that are about 40% less than in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley.
This is great news for hyperscalers and large enterprises looking for ways to lower their carbon footprint at a data center that also connects them to their international markets. As the North American affiliate of NTT Communications, RagingWire offers its customers access to a global platform that includes 140 data centers in 20 countries worldwide.
In addition to offering renewable energy, RagingWire has also been a major contributor to the industry dialogue on the topic. Recently, RagingWire put together an all-star webinar panel to take on the topic of “Can we do it? Renewable energy and data centers.”
Click here to view the webinar and see what RagingWire VP of Data Center Operations Phillip Sandino, Greenpeace Senior IT Analyst Gary Cook, 451 Research Senior Analyst Daniel Bizo, and SMUD Director Erik Krause had to say to a global audience about:
- Today’s global picture of renewable energy in data centers
- Obstacles to widespread renewable energy deployment
- A case study of a successful renewable energy implementation
- Forecasts for renewable energy adoption in the near and far-term
Previously in an article on Data Center Frontier, Sandino sparked the renewable energy conversation by examining how data centers can improve their renewable energy usage.
Then in an article on Bisnow that stressed the need for data centers to go green, RagingWire VP of Marketing James Leach commented about the benefits of partnering with a utility to drive innovation in renewable energy.
Can we do it? Can we make it happen? Feel free to add a comment in the box below, we would love to hear what you think.