The Greener Path to a Sustainable Data Architecture

The Greener Path


(14 pages, 1 MB)

In 2020 alone 64.2ZB of data was created or replicated globally, as businesses accelerated their digital transformation plans against the backdrop of a global pandemic1. Forecasts also indicate that global data creation and replication will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23% between 2020 and 20251.

This trend is particularly significant in Southeast Asia (SEA), where a large population of youth and their rising consumption of digital products and services, including e-commerce2 and digital banking activities have been driving data growth even before the pandemic3.

Read the ebook to learn:

  • The sustainability challenges facing IT leaders
  • Towards a greener data centre
  • The advantages of all-flash storage infrastructure
  • Closing the loop on sustainability


As a first step towards developing a sustainability strategy, data centre providers, as well as IT and business leaders in SEA, need to understand the environmental impact of data infrastructure across the region.

IDC. (2021, March 24). Data Creation and Replication Will Grow at a Faster Rate than Installed Storage Capacity, According to the IDC Global DataSphere and StorageSphere Forecasts. IDC.
Baijal, A., Cannarsi, A., & Hoppe, F. (2020, December 7). e-Conomy SEA 2020. Bain & Company.
Hao, K. (2019, June 6). Training a single AI model can emit as much carbon as five cars in their lifetimes. MIT Technology Review.

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