Flexible power procurement key

02 November 2023

The Uptime Institute’s ‘Global Data Center Survey Results 2023’ revealed that 55% of operators have experienced outages in the past three years.

Given the need to safeguard facility uptime rates, Aggreko is emphasising the role decentralised energy solutions can play for operators looking to reduce reliance on under-strain national power grids.

“The latest global survey from the Uptime Institute does give reasons to be optimistic, as outage rates are declining,” said Billy Durie, global sector head – data centres at Aggreko. “However, 55% is still a very high figure for a sector where unplanned downtime is something that must be avoided at all costs. Yet, these figures are not surprising – factors outside the sector’s control, including extreme weather conditions, supply chain degradation, strained national grid infrastructure and volatile energy pricing are threatening server halls more than ever before. If facilities are to maintain an uptime rate of 99.999%, new strategies will be needed.”