Dc4Cities aims at making existing and new data centres energy adaptive, without requiring any modification to the logistics, and without impacting the quality of the services provided to their users. New energy metrics, benchmarks, and measurement methodologies will be developed and proposed for the definition of new related standards. It will promote the data centres role as an “eco-friendly” key player in the Smart Cities energy policies, and will foster the integration of a network of local renewable energy providers (also interconnected with local Smart Grids and Micro Grids) to support the pursued increase of renewable energy share. The ultimate objective of DC4Cities is to find the adequate actions to run a data centre so as to adapt to external energy constraints and consume the minimal energy, targeting the 80% usage of renewable energy sources.
EU FP7 –FI-PPP