Self-Powered Data Centers

With 5G on its way to mass distribution, edge computing popularization being underway, and the rapidly growing number of internet users and smart devices connected to the virtual web, the amount of incoming and outgoing data will increase by exabytes, even zeta bytes according to some experts. To efficiently manage this exponential data surge, more data centers will be needed, and fast. But what of the already endangered environmental resources? Data centers the world over are already responding with greener design implementation; from virtual serves to and energy efficient HVACs and buildings, but taking it one step further are self-powered data centers. Plans are underway to develop data centers with their own self-contained power plants to drastically reduce the ever-deepening carbon footprint. Green is the new color of data.