Data center giant Equinix has put its weight behind a new initiative aimed at the development of sustainable and innovative infrastructure solutions.
The company’s first Co-Innovation Facility (CIF) is located in its DC15 International Business Exchange data center at the Equinix Ashburn Campus in the Washington DC area. It said the CIF enables partners to work together on trialing and developing new ideas. These include identifying a path to clean hydrogen-enabled fuel cells and deploying more capable battery solutions, and will, claimed Equinix, help define the future of sustainable digital infrastructure and services globally.
Innovations, including liquid cooling, high-density cooling, intelligent power management and on-site prime power generation, will be incubated in the CIF in partnership with data center technology innovators including Bloom Energy, ZutaCore, Virtual Power Systems (VPS) and Natron.
“The data center of the future must be sustainable,” said Raouf Abdel, EVP, Global Operations, Equinix. “Equinix is committed to sustainability globally as evidenced by its target to be climate neutral across our business by 2030. We are well on our way with over 90% renewable energy coverage worldwide. And thanks to the work we’re doing with partners at the CIF, we’re continuing to make significant advancements in the way we design, build and operate our global platform, with high energy efficiency standards.”