Infosys a global leading company in digital services has forged a strategic alliance with Shell New Energies UK Ltd which is an international energy company. This alliance can be seen as a strategic move towards sustainable data management and accelerating the adoption of immersion cooling services for data centers.
The collaboration is focused on integrating Infosys’s expertise in digital solutions and Shell’s proficiency in energy, ultimately creating a collaborative ecosystem for partners and a holistic offering for green data centers. The initiative utilizes Shell Immersion Cooling Fluid, a synthetic, single-phased solution designed to enhance the energy efficiency and performance of data servers along with Infosys Topaz.
The environmental impact made by data centers has been a growing concern as they contribute up to 1.5 percent of global electricity and 1 percent of global CO2 emissions. With this, a pressing need to address the associated rise in energy consumption and emissions can be seen.
Here, the Immersion cooling technology presents a promising solution that can potentially reduce CO2 emissions by up to 30% and energy footprint production by 48%. Infosys and Shell plan to validate these claims through a pilot program where Shell’s immersion cooling and Infosys digital solutions will be implemented in their respective data centers. Upon successful trials, the collaborative offerings will be extended to customers worldwide.
"IIn our joint efforts with Shell, we aim to create a more sustainable future. This collaboration will leverage AI-based digital solutions that will create environmentally responsible data centers that can manage high computing loads with optimized hardware. It is also critical that future digital and physical solutions are created to make AI more sustainable and scalable. This collaboration exemplifies our unwavering commitment to helping organizations achieve their sustainability goals while optimizing operational efficiency,” said Ashish Kumar Dash, EVP & Global Head – Sustainability, Services, Utilities, Resources and Energy, Infosys.
“We believe our immersion cooling technology can play a critical role in reducing data center energy use and helping customers deliver on their sustainability commitments. Based on Shell’s proprietary gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology, Shell Immersion Cooling Fluids can help cut costs, boost performance, and reduce the environmental footprint of data center operations as part of an integrated solution. Working with Infosys to supplement our technology with digital solutions would bring complete data center optimization toolkits to customers, and we are excited about the prospect of helping them decarbonize,” said Aysun Akik, VP of New Business Development and Global Key Accounts Downstream & Renewables, Shell Lubricants.
As Infosys is a company that has achieved carbon neutrality 30 years ahead of the Paris Agreement’s 2050 timeline recognizes the urgency of reducing carbon intensity. The company has developed solutions to support clients in their decarbonization journey. And, Shell’s aim to become a net zero emissions energy business by 2050 aligns seamlessly with Infosys in their commitment towards sustainability.