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Rai Way's Edge Data Centers use Renewable Energy

Eco-sustainability of Rai Way Edge

The challenge of Digital Transformation that companies are facing has turned the spotlight on IT infrastructures, including Data Centers, the true foundation of the digital ecosystem. 
However, the ecological and digital transition require harmonization. We at Rai Way Edge, along with the entire data center industry, pay great attention to our activities’ environmental aspects and impacts.

Rai Way Edge network embodies a sustainability paradigm. By using smaller Data Centers distributed throughout the territory, we position data storage and processing close to customers. This reduces overall data traffic on networks and the associated energy consumption.

The challenge of Digital Transformation that companies are facing has turned the spotlight on IT infrastructures, including Data Centers, the true foundation of the digital ecosystem. 
However, the ecological and digital transition require harmonization. We at Rai Way Edge, along with the entire data center industry, pay great attention to our activities’ environmental aspects and impacts.

Rai Way Edge network embodies a sustainability paradigm. By using smaller Data Centers distributed throughout the territory, we position data storage and processing close to customers. This reduces overall data traffic on networks and the associated energy consumption.

Rai Way Edge’s environmental responsibility in 8 points

Rai Way Edge project takes eight environmental factors into account:

Rai Way's Edge Data Center - data traffic on networks is drastically reduced

Sustainable paradigm

Through the use of an edge network, data traffic on networks and their energy consumption are drastically reduced.

Renewable energy

100% purchase of energy from renewable sources.

Rai Way’s edge data centers
Rai Way's Edge Data Center are designed to be powered by renewable energy

Solar energy ready

The facilities are designed to be powered by renewable energy, specifically photovoltaic, produced on-site.

Green design

Energy consumption is minimized, and efficiency is maximized through the use of modular solutions for high efficiency even with partial utilization.

Rai Way's Edge Data Centers have a green and sustainable design
Rai Way’s Data Centers - Hot/Cold aisle containment -  Reduction energy consumption

Hot/Cold aisle containment

through compartmentalization, our EDCs reduce energy consumption and allow for more effective cooling by reducing the mixing of cold air in power aisles with hot air in exhaust lanes.

Water-free cooling

Conditioning systems that do not use water to ensure cooling but are equipped with air-free-cooling systems.

Rai Way's Edge Data Center use systems water-free cooling
Rai Way's Edge Data Centers - Green maintenance using electric recharging columns

Green maintenance

Availability of  electric recharging columns at each site to enable maintenance with electric vehicles.

Real estate re-use

Part of the Edge Data Centers network are designed by redeveloping existing buildings at Rai Way transmission sites, giving new life to the area’s real estate assets.

Rai Way’s edge data centers are built by redeveloping existing buildings

Sustainability for Rai Way

Rai Way Edge is the Data Centre network that Rai Way is building in accordance with its 2020-2023 Business Plan, which calls for the expansion of the infrastructure that it manages.

As a leader in infrastructure and network services for broadcasting and communications in Italy, Rai Way is the heir to the broadcasting pioneers and guarantees the broadcasting and transmission of television and radio content for the public radio and television service, working for all its customers with the highest standards of security, reliability, and service quality.

Rai Way has always operated responsibly towards the environment, people, and communities, connecting the country and enabling the dissemination of culture and knowledge through today’s and tomorrow’s platforms.

With 21 locations, over 2,300 sites, and operational teams throughout the territory, Rai Way provides customers with a proximity service, creating value for local communities.

Rai Way actively contributes to the technological and digital evolution of the country and, through its investments, brings benefits to communities and territories.

To find out more about our commitment to sustainability, consult the ad hoc section of our Rai Way corporate website.

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Rai Way among the founders of IDA – Italian Datacenter Association

We strongly believe in the value of our Rai Way Edge project and in the sector’s prospects that are facilitating the ongoing digital transition. For this reason, we are a Founding Member of the Italian Datacenter Association (IDA), the first Italian association of data center builders and operators.

Together with IDA, we also work on the issue of education and environmental sustainability, with the goal of promoting environmental responsibility and sustainability that involve the entire sector in a collective and virtuous approach.

As a member of IDA, Rai Way shares the commitment of the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact (CNDCP) to promote data centers that become an integral part of Europe’s sustainable future, with carbon-neutral activities by 2030.

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