As the world heads on a collision course with nature, the sustainable-growth movement is making inroads in the region.

Governments across the world have imposed stricter regulations on carbon emissions by the technology sector. Examples include Beijing’s ban on data centres with a power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.5 or higher, and Indonesia’s Regulation No. 82.

Coupled with increased overall expenditure in hosting and sustaining digital infrastructure for both providers and consumers alike, the world is witnessing more companies re-evaluating their green methodology and moving towards green data centers. Earlier this year, tech giant, Microsoft, actually took a pledge to be carbon negative by 2030, with an ambitious plan to cut their direct carbon emissions for their entire supply and value chain.

The paradigm shift from traditional data centers to sustainable data centers thus becomes imperative to the success of businesses and a greener future, and the trend towards more energy efficient data centers is on the rise. In some countries such as Ireland, the booming data center economy is already outpacing their energy supplies.

To support the continuous industry growth, countries all over the world will have to look to new alternatives, and this is where green data centers come into play as the next industry standard.

 According to a white paper by data center specialist SpaceDC the current and continuing boom in the digital economy boom is set to generate 14% of the world’s carbon emissions by 2040, via storage of digital data.

The white paper explores the region’s first green data center situated in Indonesia that is designed by the company that built it— SpaceDC. The paper also analyzes the benefits and growing trend of sustainable data centers.

Said Darren Hawkins, CEO of SpaceDC: “Digital globalization will continue to soar and it is more imperative now than ever for organizations to implement smarter and cleaner ways of consuming energy to stay competitive. In addition to cost efficiencies, green data centers are the key to a sustainable and longer-term business model of the future.”