Innovations for data centers, which consume massive amounts of natural resources to operate, have often focused on efficiencies to lessen their environmental footprint. While those innovations are leading to decreased energy consumption, the government recently released a report that tries to quantify just how much water the nation’s data centers are using.
According to DataCenterKnowledge.com, the study primarily focused on energy consumption at data centers. However, it also took into account the electricity that’s generated as part of the water’s function in powering and cooling data centers.
Here are some findings in