Data centers use two percent of the world’s electricity. Although this number does not seem very large, this demand is expected to grow eight times by the year 2030 – faster than any other industrial sector. Much of that electricity is used to cool the facility and keep the servers running.
Data center electricity use.
A typical data center averages 500 electric motors in its HVAC system, which is a large number of motors to maintain as they cool servers and other critical equipment. For data center operators, not only is reliable performance is a must, but so is managing