DEAC and Neste join forces to cooperate on sustainable data storage solutions. DEAC is one of the largest independent data centers in Northern Europe, which has been sourcing renewable electricity from 2021. This cooperation with Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel and renewable feedstock solutions for various uses in the chemical and polymer industry, will mark DEAC’s goal to switch to 100% renewable energy from 2022. By using Neste MY Renewable Diesel™, DEAC will increase the sustainability of data storage during potential power outages.
According to a 2020 study in the AAAS Science Journal , data centers account for about 1% of global electricity use. Some analyzes suggest that the energy use of global data centers will even triple or quadruple in the next decade.
“In 2021, DEAC has already switched to 100% renewable electricity from wind farms to manage daily data storage. We have also upgraded the infrastructure to reduce energy consumption and introduced an improved cooling system. Our cooperation with Neste and Neste’s supply MY Renewable Diesel enables our diesel generators to sustainably protect data in emergency situations such as power outages. With this, we are pleased to mark the shift to 100% renewable energy sources,” said Andris Gailitis , CEO of DEAC .
“We are pleased that global data centers, the backbone of the digital world, follow resource-intensive industries in search of solutions for a more sustainable future. The cooperation with DEAC marks the first time that Neste has partners with a data center to bring you a solution: Neste MY Renewable Diesel, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90%* compared to using fossil diesel,” said Heidi Peltonen , Head of Sustainable Partnerships at Neste Marketing and Services .
DEAC is one of the largest independent data center operators in Northern Europe, owned by a Swiss infrastructure investment fund managed by Quaero Capital. DEAC has points of presence in the main cities of Central and Eastern Europe. DEAC serves thousands of clients in more than 40 countries by offering innovative IT services, applying individual business approaches and world-class technologies.