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 achieved a total energy reduction of 389,522 kWh. This yields a year-on-year reduction of 63 percent. In 2019, we will carry out necessary upgrades at our data center to get Tier 3 certification according to the EN50600 standard.
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 is 100 percent environmentally neutral.