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  • 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report

Environmentally friendly data centers in Austria

Operating data centers requires a great deal of energy and T-Systems Austria is dedicated to running its data centers in a maximally environmentally friendly approach. Mitigation makes our data centers in Gmünd, Linz and Vienna entirely carbon neutral. Mitigation means that resources are used to absorb the same amount of CO2 as emitted by production of the energy necessary to run them.

We are also actively engaged in initiatives to reduce energy consumption. A “cold/heat technique” is used in server cabinets to regulate the temperature as efficiently as possible with resultant savings in energy. In 2017, we expect to achieve a total energy reduction of 389,522 kWh. This yields a year-on-year reduction of63 percent.

Our fire-extinguishing system has also been designed on environmental principles. Our data center at the T-Center in Vienna has 168 fire extinguishers filled with a mixture of nitrogen, argon and carbon dioxide for emergencies. The extinguishing agent is harmless to humans, leaves no residue, and is100 percent environmentally neutral.