Spectra7 Launches Eco-Link Initiative to Lower Hyperscale Data Center Carbon Footprint

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According to a new press release, “Spectra7 Microsystems Inc., a leading provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, today launched its Eco-Link initiative aimed at reducing the carbon emissions in data centers. The Company believes that high-speed interconnects are becoming one of the fastest growing contributors to data center carbon emissions. Spectra7’s Eco-Link initiative aims to reduce carbon emissions by 1 million metric tons by 2022. ‘The Green Data Center Market is projected to reach a revenue of over USD $25 billion by 2024. The high focus of government bodies across the world pushing organizations to reduce their carbon footprint and electricity consumption is driving the demand for the green data center market. For instance, the growth of the Chinese digital economy and the rise in conventional data center construction projects in the country have led to the government launching initiatives to enforce the adoption of energy-efficient technologies,’ reports Digvijay Deshmukh, Researcher at Marketstudyreport.com.”

The release goes on, “Spectra7’s GaugeChanger™ enabled Active Copper Cables (ACCs) can replace Active Optical Cables (AOCs) for lengths up to 7m, which account for over 90% of the links in a typical data center. At a savings of 28 watts per interconnect, this adds up to almost 900 watts per 32 port Top-of-Rack switch (which depending on electricity prices2 could reduce operating expenses by up to $20M a year per data center). A large data center using Spectra7 technology can save several megawatts and over 10,000 metric tons3 per year of carbon emissions by incorporating ACCs over AOCs. ‘We believe that our GaugeChanger ACCs offer significant power advantages over AOCs,’ said Spectra7 CEO Raouf Halim. ‘We are launching our Eco-Link initiative at this time to help accelerate acceptance of our technology and expect that initial production of our GaugeChanger ACCs will start in the fourth quarter of this year’.”

Read more at Business Wire.

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