SDIA - Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance

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Our mission is to enable a thriving digital economy without a negative impact on the environment through the creation of competitive and sustainable digital infrastructure. The Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance is the first body to represent the digital infrastructure sector as a whole, driving collaboration across industries to reach the common goal of a net-positive digital infrastructure sector.

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Julie Chenadec, Head of Communications at SDIA - Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance, posted

Help! My grid is congested

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We proudly invite you to the EV Energy Final Conference happening on 12 May 2021 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am online.

Over four years of project implementation. It's been a long and exciting journey for all of us. Along the way we have been able to share our experience, learn from each other and implement successful practices in our regions.

Our final conference presents how practical experiences and regional policy incentives were shared and led to new insights, policy recommendations and running action.

Cities and regions are on the path towards clean mobility, made possible by local renewable energy. We present 5 EU-cities and regions (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Kaunas, Rome and Stockholm), which have been actively collaborating in transition efforts, sharing learnings from policy making, planning and implementation. Although the stages of development vary between these cities, this collaboration has been very fruitful and inspirational.

The event is dedicated to policy makers, project teams, CPO’s, energy companies and local initiatives aimed at adopting renewable energy as a pillar in their future actions.

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Julie Chenadec, Head of Communications at SDIA - Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance, posted

Join research project on hydrogen

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As an alternative source of energy, hydrogen plays a major role in the future plans of the European Commission. Since datacenters are estimated to have the fastest growing carbon footprint across the whole ICT sector, if they rely on diesel generators, fuel cells could be a sustainable substitute.

Within the Roadmap and the Innovation Lab departments, the SDIA - Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance e.V. wants to elaborate on the viability of hydrogen fuel cells as back up power for data centers, in order to replace diesel generators.

To guarantee the success of this project, we are looking for partners and experts who want to join us on the journey. Feel free to reach out to us!

https://sdialliance.org/roadmap

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Julie Chenadec, Head of Communications at SDIA - Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance, posted

Green IT Amsterdam and SDIA join forces to make digital infrastructure even more sustainable

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AMSTERDAM, 21 JANUARY 2021 - Green IT Amsterdam and Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance are joining forces.

Both organisations have a strong focus on making the digital infrastructure more sustainable. Together they want to initiate or join innovation projects focused on sustainability. Additionally both organisations will work together to make the knowledge and technology they develop commercially available to the market as quickly as possible. For example by creating startups that develop and sell software, cloud services and other tools that can be used by data centres and others to green their digital infrastructure.

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Julie Chenadec, Head of Communications at SDIA - Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance, posted

Webinar Series for the CATALYST project

** Converting data centres in energy flexibility ecosystems **

The CATALYST Webinar Series will run for 4 weeks from the 29th July through to the 19th August and cover some exciting topics:

CATALYST aspires to turn data centres into flexible multi-energy hubs, which can sustain investments in renewable energy sources and energy efficiency.

Leveraging on results of past projects, CATALYST has adapted, scaled up, deployed and validated an innovative technological and business framework that enables data centres to offer a range of mutualized energy flexibility services to both electricity and heat grids, while simultaneously increasing their own resiliency to energy supply.

This webinar series provides further information on the:

CATALYST DC Manager (TUC) 29th July @2pm
CATALYST Marketplace (ENG, SiLO, POPs) 5th August @2pm
CATALYST Pilots (PSNC) 12th August @2pm
Green Data Centre Roadmap and Assessment Toolbox (GIT) 19th August @ 2pm

https://project-catalyst.eu/

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Julie Chenadec, Head of Communications at SDIA - Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance, posted

Refurbishment survey

The CEDaCI project launches an online survey on refurbishment of ICT equipment. The questionnaire can be found in the link below.

The CEDaCI project is building a circular economy for the data center industry. The project, funded by the European Union, is developing circular solutions to reduce the environmental impact of the IT equipment used by the data center industry (DCI).

All important findings and results of the CEDaCI project will be made public at www.cedaci.org to help DCI on its way to circularity.

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Julie Chenadec, Head of Communications at SDIA - Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance, posted

Green IT Amsterdam launches Green IT Foundation training

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This spring, Green IT Amsterdam is launching a series of training courses aimed at making IT use more sustainable within companies and government institutions.

The so-called ‘Green IT Foundation Training’ is an entry-level qualification for everyone involved in creating sustainable, energy-efficient IT systems and IT environments.

3-day course

The 3-day course is aimed at anyone who is involved in or interested in Green IT and wants to gain knowledge in this area or understand how their role fits into the wider context of Green IT. Although designed for IT professionals, this qualification is also very relevant for non-IT professionals who require basic knowledge of the field - such as Managers for Corporate Sustainability and Procurement. The training also offers a lot of useful information for employees of vendors.

Topics and themes

Topics covered during the training include:
- The broader background of Green IT
- How do I develop a Green IT policy within his organization?
- How do I prepare a Green IT action plan?
- Concepts and techniques for internal assessment
- The risks and benefits of Green IT
- The available techniques and technologies to make Green IT possible
- The role of Green IT in the organization
- The roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders

The course is in English and is provided by Green IT Amsterdam adviser, John Booth.

Date: April 15, 16, 17
Time: all day, including breakfast & lunch
Location: SURFsara, Science Park 140, 1098 XG Amsterdam

More information can be found here: http://www.greenitamsterdam.nl/projects/2108-green-it-foundation-training

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Julie Chenadec, Head of Communications at SDIA - Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance, posted

CEDaCI – Circular Economy for the Data Center Industry

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The Data Centre Industry has grown rapidly and generates a large volume of e-waste / WEEE. The current infrastructure for dealing with this waste is underdeveloped and consequently, there is a real and urgent need to address this now. CEDaCI will build a Circular Economy for the Data Centre Industry by bringing together stakeholders from all equipment life cycle stages to turn this waste into a useful resource and support the ongoing rapid growth of the DCI.

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Julie Chenadec, Head of Communications at SDIA - Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance, posted

Open source hardware project

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LET OP: NIEUWE DATUM 10 MAART 2020

DatacenterWorks en CloudWorks organiseren op dinsdag 3 december 2019 een speciaal event dat geheel in het teken staat van open source-hardware en de kansen die dit u als IT-manager, floormanager of datacentermanager biedt. Dit event zal plaatsvinden bij maincubes B.V. te Schiphol-Rijk.

De markt
Nadat open source eerst al de softwaremarkt wist te veroveren (denk aan Linux, OpenStack enz) zien we nu langzaam maar zeker iets vergelijkbaars gebeuren in de hardware-markt. Datacenters waren tot voor kort aangewezen op hardware-producten die volledig op het principe van vendor lock-in zijn gebaseerd. Onder invloed van de hyperscalers (Facebook, Google, Microsoft enz) zien we nu een omgekeerde situatie ontstaan: het datacenter bepaalt welke hardware-producten hij wil hebben en vraagt de industrie deze voor hem te bouwen.

Wie doet wat?
Steeds meer manufacturers stappen in deze nieuwe markt. Maar wie doet nu precies wat? Hebben we het hier enkel over het Open Compute Project (OCP)? Of over meer open source-projecten (hint: ja!). Tijdens dit event meer informatie hierover en krijgt u tevens antwoorden op uw vragen.

- Green IT Amsterdam houdt zich al geruime bezig met projecten op het gebied van energiebesparing en het verkleinen van de ‘environmental footprint’ van datacenters en IT-afdelingen. Open source hardware kan hierbij een belangrijke rol spelen.

Daarom verzorgt Julie Chenadec van Green IT Amsterdam tijdens het Open Source Hardware event dat op 3 december in Amsterdam plaatsvindt een presentatie over de rol die open source hardware kan spelen bij het verkleinen van de impact van datacenters op milieu en omgeving.

In haar presentatie gaat zij onder andere in op het Europese Cedaci-project waaraan Green IT Amsterdam deelneemt.

Ook laat zij zien hoe open source hardware een van de opties is voor datacenters en IT-afdelingen die hun ‘environmental footprint’ verder willen terugdringen.

Interesse om deze presentatie bij te wonen? Kijk hier voor meer informatie.
> https://opensourcehardware.datacenterworks.nl/110219

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