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Alphabet spinoff SIP unveils Verrus, a new data centre unit

Tue 12 Mar 2024

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Alphabet spinoff, Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP), has launched Verrus – a new data centre company emerging from stealth after extensive research and development.

Verrus represents SIP’s vision to create resilient digital infrastructure that supports innovation while transitioning to a sustainable energy system.

The launch of Verrus signals an industry-wide call to action to address the energy consumption of data centres and demand driven by the growing use of smartphones, social media, digital commerce, and AI.

By adapting infrastructure to match the variable uptime requirements of different workloads, the new company aims to enhance efficiency.

This includes solutions like sharing power assets between server halls and employing grid-scale battery storage as a sustainable alternative to diesel generators for backup power.

These strategies aim to help Verrus data centres reduce their electricity load during grid stress events, thus providing resilience and flexibility to the energy grid.

The use of intelligently orchestrated software is key to optimising the operations of Verrus facilities, aligning energy usage with low-carbon supply and minimising emissions.

A Unified Industry Response to Energy Challenges

SIP’s ‘Data Center Flexibility: A Call to Action‘ white paper presents a roadmap for developing data centres that support national security and economic goals without overburdening the electrical grid.

With an anticipated 40GW of domestic data centre growth by 2030, SIP stressed the importance of multi-sector collaboration to prevent infrastructure strain.

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