Infosys will transfer Daimler’s HPC workloads to green data centers

Infosys today announced that it will transfer Daimler’s High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads used to design vehicles and automated driving technologies to one of Europe’s greenest data centers, Lefdal Mine Datacenter in Norway.
The shift to Green Data Center as a Service is an important milestone in supporting Daimler deliver on its sustainability mission “Ambition 2039” to become CO2 neutral by 2039.

Data centers currently account for around 1 percent of total global energy use and service demand is expected to increase 60 percent by 2022.

Infosys is already assisting Daimler to drive hybrid cloud-powered innovation and transform IT infrastructure.

Infosys offered a solution to facilitate Daimler shift HPC’s to green infrastructure using Infosys’ Data Center as a Service (DCaaS) offering in the Nordics region. Through the initiative, Infosys will manage the IT infrastructure in its entirety and Lefdal Mine Datacenter will provide the facility, a world leading sustainable and energy efficient data center.

The Green Data Center is the latest addition to Infosys Cobalt Hybrid Cloud portfolio, a blueprint consisting of a combination of Regional Private Data Centers covering all major continents, Edge Data Centers and Hyperscalers.

“A large proportion of our IT energy consumption comes from our data centers which require significant power for computing and cooling. That’s why we’re transforming our data centers with the support of our partner Infosys,” Jan Brecht, Chief Information Officer, Daimler and Mercedes-Benz, said.

“In delivering this transformation for Daimler we’ve shown how Green Infrastructure as a Service can cut organizations’ impact on the environment,” said Salil Parekh, Chief Executive Officer of Infosys.

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