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Leveraging Digital Technologies that Support Environmental Sustainability

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Malaysia has experienced a continuous rise in the demand for digital services. This has had an additional effect of increased data requirements, prompting organizations to examine their data to generate better offerings and digital services that address the needs of their customers. Additionally, contemporary digital architectures are continuing to move towards integrating Industry 4.0 technologies, such as Big Data, AI, and IoT.

Under the Malaysia Digital Economy (MyDIGITAL) initiative, Malaysia seeks to expedite its digital usage to generate a conducive atmosphere that benefits both the public and businesses. The primary objective of MyDIGITAL is to position the country as the regional leader in the digital economy and to attain equitable, responsible and sustainable economic growth.

As indicated by MyDIGITAL, the envisioned Malaysia will give micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) the capacity to scale via digital resources, with more chances to link between economic sectors and to be more proficient through a collaborative economy.

With the immense amount of data generated from digital activities, data centers are tasked with the responsibility of storing and managing them. If this power consumption is not handled correctly, it can cause worry. As such, Malaysian companies need to ensure that their digital systems are managed in a way that guarantees longevity. So what does sustainable digital technology signify, and why is it essential to adopt it?

Malaysian businesses must start creating modular data centers, improving their software-defined infrastructure (SDI), and integrating enlightened management, operation, and maintenance. This strategy can reduce the energy utilization of cloud data centers, making them energy-efficient, thus aiding in protecting a better living environment.

Modular data centers feature independent power distribution and refrigeration units within each transformation module. As a result, they are facilitating and expediting the construction process while enabling businesses to benefit from improved efficiency, reduced space requirements, and enhanced flexibility. Furthermore, these data centers help lower investments in server rooms and operating expenses, making the management process more streamlined and cost-effective.

To create efficient and eco-friendly data centers, it is crucial to offer computing power and data management solutions that are both cost-effective and energy-conservative. This can be achieved by transitioning architectures connected to computing and storage through an Application-Driven Networking (AD-NET) solution such asH3C's Application-Driven Networking 6.0 Solution.

As part of AD-NET, Application-Driven Data Center (AD-DC) makes it possible for businesses to deploy data centers independently and gain a smooth experience due to rapid implementation. Furthermore, AD-DC also adheres to cloud and AI-native architecture and open ecosystem principles, making it a favorable choice for green and low-carbon development in data center applications.

Moreover, the 400G switch, which follows the classical orthogonal CLOS architecture without central modules, contributes to increased heat dissipation from the whole data machine system while reducing energy consumption. Even more impressive is its single port power consumption is only 20W.

Another environmentally-friendly technological advancement that can benefit businesses is the use of 3D temperature monitoring systems with adjustable fan speeds; this helps save energy and dampen the sound output. Furthermore, green technologies also make it possible to place the CPU and hard disk into sleep mode when the system is not in use, conserving energy.

Malaysia is in a position where it can take the lead in digital progress in Southeast Asia since it is well-placed to become an essential hub for data centers. Accordingly, it is indispensable to ensure that the country's digital transformation facilities and networks are managed sustainably, as well as to start a 5G project to provide network access throughout the nation. Furthermore, the upcoming wave of connectivity should create fresh possibilities for businesses to increase their progress and creativity, thus generating better services for the population.

H3C is committed to providing sustainable digital solutions to businesses in their quest for business innovation and digital transformation. H3C offers a complete portfolio of Digital Infrastructure products, spanning across compute, storage, networking, security and related domains, and provides a comprehensive one-stop digital platform that includes cloud computing, big data, interconnectivity, information security, new safety, Internet of Things (IoT), edge computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G solutions, as well as end-to-end technical services.

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