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Sustainability – DCS Award winners

Rittal and its partners SICP and WestfalenWIND IT have won first prize in the Ideas and research in relation to data centres category at the German Data Centre Awards 2019 for their WindCORES++ project.

This reduces the environmental impact of data centres by locating them where there is a direct supply of green energy, in this case within wind turbines. WindCORES++ can accommodate 50 IT racks, plus security rooms, air conditioning, UPS and monitoring, in just one wind turbine. Over 90% of the data centre’s power requirements are met by wind, while the use of existing buildings and infrastructure saves resources.