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This week our Partners at Schneider Electric have introduced an innovative new guide entitled "The AI Disruption: Challenges and Guidance for Data Centre Design," aiming to revolutionise data centre physical infrastructure for AI-driven workloads.
This groundbreaking blueprint enables organisations to harness the full potential of AI within their data centres. It addresses the growing demand for processing power brought about by AI's influence in various sectors and outlines the importance of adapting data centres to meet the evolving energy needs of AI applications.

The rise of AI workloads, expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 26-36% by 2028, is leading to increased power demands in data centres. Schneider Electric's White Paper 110 focuses on essential considerations in four physical infrastructure categories: power, cooling, racks, and software tools.

As AI continues to transform industries, the guide introduces innovative concepts and best practices, positioning the company as a leader in data centre infrastructure evolution. It emphasises the need for energy-efficient hardware and renewable power sources to address the environmental concerns and rising operational costs associated with AI's power and cooling demands.

The blueprint has received support from industry leaders, recognising the importance of designing data centres optimised for AI.

Schneider Electric's AI-Ready Data Centre Guide covers key considerations such as:
  • AI attributes
  • Recommended solutions for extreme rack power densities
  • Transitioning to liquid cooling
  • Rack specifications
  • And the utilisation of data centre infrastructure management software

It also offers insights into emerging technologies and design approaches to meet the evolving landscape of AI in data centres.