How green is my data centre?

With power usage becoming ever more of an issue, James Hayes looks at how the data centre industry is coming to terms with defining energy efficiency. According to Rockley Photonics CEO Dr Andrew Rickman, future demands made by an ever-more interconnected world will cause data centre designers to reconsider how they tackle issues of scaling infrastructure. For Rickman, "re-inventing" the data centre network is necessary for future green gains. "Bandwidth is scaling at such a fast rate that data centre operators are actively deploying single-mode fibre infrastructure to future-proof the networking infrastructure for future network equipment upgrades.