CLOUD&HEAT Technologies GmbH from Dresden is returning to CEBIT to demonstrate cloud security, efficient data protection and an environmentally-friendly solution for a future-focused digital infrastructure. “Since we founded CLOUD&HEAT in 2011, it has been our goal to make sustainability the driving force behind digital innovations,” says CEO Nicolas Röhrs. “Not content with being experts in cloud and data center technology, we aim to offer a comprehensive and eco-friendly solution that meets the very latest technological demands. As a team, we are therefore delighted to yet again showcase something entirely new at CEBIT – and for a number of areas,” Röhrs adds. Among these innovations is the world’s first high-performance data center cooled by water to be built in a freight container. Making its debut at CEBIT 2018, the solution could well steal the show.
This sustainable modular GPU/CPU data center is an upgraded version of the company's patented direct hot water cooling system that enables operators to systematically record and make use of waste heat from graphics processors to heat buildings and process hot water. The waste water's constant temperature of 60 degrees Celsius ensures working and living spaces have a supply of hot water in line with all standard drinking water supply regulations. This solution eliminates the need for the usual, inefficient heat pumps, thus cutting the data center's cooling costs and significantly reducing expenditure for heating and hot water processing. The first batch of these containers is currently being linked up to regional and local heating networks in Norway.