In this short documentary, 3M explores the challenges in managing the energy consumption and carbon footprint of data centers.

The video features Datacenterdynamics’ Executive VP for North America and cornerstone of the SmartNations Foundation Working Group, Bruce Taylor, who sees immersion cooling as a technology that could transform data centers.

According to this documentary, data centers are now responsible for as much CO2 as the airline industry, but strategies such as immersion cooling can potentially reduce the amount of electricity used in server cooling by as much as 95%.

What is the future of the cloud? Take an inside look at the rise of our data driven world and the environmental impact of the energy consumption that data centers have today. Explore the science and technology that will sustain our expanding digital landscape into the future in this video.