Equinix has opened its first Co-Innovation Facility (CIF) to test sustainable data centre innovations.
The site is located in its DC15 data centre at the Equinix Ashburn Campus in Washington D.C and will facilitate the trial and development of sustainable digital infrastructure innovations between Equinix and its partners.
These innovations will include identifying a path to clean hydrogen-enabled fuel cells and deploying more capable battery solutions, liquid cooling, high-density cooling, intelligent power management and on-site prime power generation.
Equinix will be partnering with tech leaders Bloom Energy, Zutacore, Virtual Power Systems (VPS) and Natron to test core and edge technologies – with a focus on proving reliability, efficiency and cost to build.
Raouf Abdel, EVP, Global Operations at Equinix, commented, “The data centre of the future must be sustainable. Equinix is committed to sustainability globally as evidenced by its target to be climate neutral across our business by 2030. We are well on our way with over 90% renewable energy coverage worldwide. And thanks to the work we’re doing with partners at the CIF, we’re continuing to make significant advancements in the way we design, build and operate our global platform, with high energy efficiency standards.”