As businesses are consuming more data than ever, there are significant concerns that data centres could cause lasting damage to the planet if they are not regulated.
Indeed, regulating data centres is becoming one of the biggest challenges for international leaders as they need to set tighter and clearer regulations for the growing cloud industry. Most tech companies still have to shift to carbon-neutral and provide better transparency in their emissions calculations.
It is then vital to build data centres that are better and cleaner for the environment, especially as our data processing are likely to keep growing.
Businesses and cloud providers need to be focusing on more sustainable forms of cloud computing. Besides, governments need also to take action and set stricter emission reduction targets and transparent reporting standards.
Hence, the European Union has launched its Green Deal, which includes a call for data centres to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.