TO BE FULLY OPERATIONAL IN 2023
Atos and HDF Energy has just entered into a partnership to develop an end-to-end hydrogen-powered data center solution whose energy will be generated from renewable sources.
As planned, HDF Energy will supply a power plant, which is expected to provide stable electricity through its fuel cells. These cells will be powered by green hydrogen derived from photovoltaic or wind farms.
“We are very excited to develop the first-of-its-kind green datacenter with Atos. HDF is a pioneer in hydrogen-energy and it is very important for us to demonstrate that our Hydrogen-to-Power solutions are suitable for customers with a strategic need for a reliable electricity supply,” said Damien Havard, CEO at HDF Energy.
“This further development into the digital industry, where energy consumption is increasing every day, opens up a considerable worldwide market for us. The HDF-Atos partnership offers the first unique and sustainable infrastructure for this huge market.”
On the other hand, Atos will be providing Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to optimize energy consumption, a process that is not only based on the datacenter’s activity and size but also takes into account external data from the environment, such as weather forecasting. Furthermore, Atos brings its HPC expertise as a supercomputer manufacturer in Europe.
“We are constantly seeking to develop solutions to leverage our own sustainable journey towards decarbonization and to support our clients in theirs. In this perspective, the solution to be developed by Atos and HDF will be the first solution available on the market that will enable a full production datacenter with very demanding workloads to be operated using green hydrogen. This meets the expectations not only of operators, but also of the market and public authorities.” said Arnaud Bertrand, SVP, Head of Strategy and Innovation for Big Data & Security at Atos.
According to the partners, its new hydrogen-powered data center will the first of its kind in the market with plans to launch in 2023.