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Data Center Planned Obsolescence, Part 2

July 12, 2021

Via: CMSWire

If you’re constantly trashing your architecture and buying the latest, most “efficient” stuff then of course you can parade around saying how efficient you are. The fact that your wasteful behavior is hidden underneath your creative accounting, and that this behavior is accepted and almost encouraged by established media and industry (keep watching Netflix) tells us we have a world built on maximum growth, maximum waste, maximum consumption.

A data center that claims to be a renewable champion because it’s using renewable electricity very efficiently, but isn’t accounting for its servers, infrastructure and equipment pollution, is like a petrol station achieving zero carbon because it’s not accounting for the petrol, or an airport blowing a green horn because it’s not accounting for the airplanes.

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