The Principles Of a Sustainable Data Center Design

The Principles Of a Sustainable Data Center Design

Today’s economy is powered by digital infrastructure. Digital infrastructure must be as efficient and clean as possible to guarantee that today’s digital firms can operate sustainably for many years.

At UnitedLayer, we are conscious that our customers rely on us as partners in their sustainability strategy. This motivated us to make a global climate-neutral pledge for our infrastructure by 2030 and to cut emissions throughout our operations and supply chain.

We have met several milestones aligned with the key pillars discussed below. In this blog, we’ll cover just a few of the many innovations we’re pursuing to make our data centers cleaner and more efficient.

According to Statista, “Given its high energy demand, 45% of total IT carbon footprint is caused by data centers across the globe.” 

Principles driving a Sustainable Data Center:

  • Low-carbon energy
  • Using Digital Tools
  • Software-optimized and automated
  • High-efficiency cooling

Low-carbon energy helps us scale data volumes without increasing emissions

While increasing the data centers‘ energy efficiency is a primary focus, we understand that energy use is unavoidable. We have set a goal of using only renewable energy in all our data centers worldwide. By achieving this, we will help our customers’ digital supply chains become greener and reduce our carbon impact.

Use digital tools available to optimize operations

With the introduction of the smart grid, the grid has become more autonomous, giving rise to peer-to-peer networks to facilitate energy flow and prevent disturbance. Digital technologies, such as digital substations for larger data centers, utility, and industrial use, are available to support protection and control requirements. Furthermore, digital asset management platforms can help data center operators evaluate the relative health of their essential power components, allowing them to shift away from planned maintenance or break/fix schemes and toward more proactive and predictive maintenance techniques.

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Working smarter toward greater efficiency with software optimization

Knowing where waste occurs is one of the essential prerequisites for decreasing energy waste in data centers. UnitedLayer has become a pioneer in this sustainability field. To facilitate power optimization measures, we introduced software-optimized data center systems.

Using our UnityOneCloud tool, you can track and optimize the data center device’s carbon emissions and energy consumption with remote data center management functionalities. You can also reduce carbon emissions by optimizing the power required by the devices in the data center.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) have become essential IT future-proofing concerns, much like sustainability plans. It only makes sense to employ sustainability and AI/ML since both are crucial to the future of IT. Automated data centers can utilize AI algorithms to collect essential data, analyze it to forecast sustainability indicators under various conditions, and adjust operations as necessary. These algorithms can also be used to automate power-aware workload orchestration, which balances power demand and schedules workloads according to the availability of renewable energy.

High-efficiency cooling helps limit energy waste

Data center efficiency is measured using power usage effectiveness (PUE), which compares the total energy used by a data center with the portion used specifically for IT equipment. Operators must use less overhead energy that doesn’t directly power IT equipment if they want to lower PUE. High-efficiency cooling is a crucial component of the sustainability equation because cooling systems use an estimated 75% of the additional energy.


We have barely touched the surface of UnitedLayer’s sustainability narrative in this blog. We’re proud of our advancements, but we’re not about to stop anytime soon. The story is being written every day.

We help enterprises get complete visibility and transparency of their carbon footprints and map their journey toward sustainability. To date, we have transformed a few hundred customers into achieving net zero carbon emissions, and the count is increasing daily. Our robust solutions, such as carbon-neutral recommendation engines, cognitive carbon analysis, dashboards, and reports, have already benefitted our customers in reducing their global carbon footprints.

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Abhijit Phanse, CEO Of Unitedlayer, Is Now A Member Of The Silicon Valley Business Journal Leadership Trust

Abhijit Phanse, CEO Of Unitedlayer, Is Now A Member Of The Silicon Valley Business Journal Leadership Trust

Silicon Valley Business Journal Leadership Trust is an Invitation-Only Community for Top Business Decision Makers in the Silicon Valley

San Francisco, CA – October 2022 – Abhijit Phanse, CEO of UnitedLayer is now a member of the Silicon Valley Business Journal Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.

Abhijit was chosen for membership by the Silicon Valley Business Journal Leadership
Trust Selection Committee due to his experience, leadership, and influence in the
local business landscape and beyond. Abhijit has led companies to significant profitable growth, with UnitedLayer being one of them. He has a proven track record of successfully executing business plans in technology-intensive industries.

“The Silicon Valley’s thriving business community is powered by leaders like Abhijit,”
said Mary Huss, president, and publisher of the Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times.

“We’re honored to create a space where the region’s business influencers come together to increase their impact on the community, build their businesses and connect with and strengthen one another.”

With the involvement in the Silicon Valley Business Journal Leadership Trust Committee, Abhijit would share his industry expertise and ideas with a massive business leadership network and inspire future leaders. It also gives UnitedLayer a spotlight to thrive and find new growth strategies.

“I feel honored to be a part of the Silicon Valley Business Journal Leadership, where I can learn and share experience with my fellow members. Also, I am thankful to Silicon Valley for inviting me to join the elite council,” said CEO – Abhijit Phanse.

“At UnitedLayer, we have had the opportunity to deliver industry-leading hybrid cloud solutions globally for the past two decades. We have been pioneers in developing software-defined private, edge, multicloud architecture, unified multicloud management, and a globally interconnected network and data center fabric. We are excited to contribute to this fast-evolving space.”

The Silicon Valley Business Journal Leadership Trust team is honored to welcome Abhijit to the community and looks forward to helping him elevate his personal brand, strengthen his circle of trusted advisors, and position him to further impact the Silicon Valley business community beyond.

About Business Journals Leadership Trust

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About UnitedLayer:

UnitedLayer is the leading Hybrid Cloud provider offering Colocation, Private Cloud IaaS, Managed Cloud Services, and Multicloud Management solutions. UnitedLayer was established in 2001 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Its key industries include Technology, Banking, and Finance industries, Public Sector, Healthcare, Retail, Logistics, and Oil & Gas. It serves clients globally with its 100+ data center footprints in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. For more information, visit:

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