The German Datacenter Association (GDA) unites operators and owners of data centers in all dimensions. The GDA is supported by leading research institutes, municipalities and a network of partners involved in the data center operations ecosystem. Founded in Frankfurt am Main in 2018, the association offers data center operators in Germany a platform in their work together on promoting the industry’s growth. Its declared goal is to sustainably improve framework conditions for data center operation in Germany, the public’s perception of the data center industry, and to enhance the appeal of German locations in the eyes of investors. GDA members and partners concentrate their know-how in six competence groups – the so-called Think Tank - with a view to working together on the association’s key issues. The development of a strategy for sustainable digitization and intensive dialog with representatives from politics, local authorities and the real estate industry are just as much a focus of the working groups as the promotion of young IT talent and transparent communication of, for example, sustainability goals already achieved and aspired to by the data center industry.

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