Computers are now an integral part of people’s lives in Africa. Massive computational power and data storage, combined with global networking, has facilitated enormous improvements in living standards, including everything from medical science breakthroughs, disaster preparedness to online banking, education of poor people in remote areas to instant access to music and videos.
Powering this information and product exchanges are data centers, which house millions computer servers in the Africa and 20 million worldwide. Operating these devices – running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – requires significant amounts of electricity.
In this white paper we will be discussing the energy and cost efficiency in African data centres.
The white paper is freely available for download below.