For many enterprises, IT deployments are in flux. Traditionally, data and workloads were stored in centralized enterprise data centers, with some smaller deployments in regional facilities. Now, companies have data and workloads outside of core enterprise data centers, in centralized public cloud sites, leased data centers and at Edge locations. This is often due to the amount of data being created in Edge locations that requires local storage or compute, such as for latency reasons, or when customers or employees need access to data nearby and using a central data center or public cloud region would add latency and impact performance.

Organizations are increasingly needing more infrastructure at the Edge, while at the same time attempting to improve their carbon footprint and reduce their impact on the environment.

To answer these questions and develop a maturity curve regarding sustainability for enterprises’ IT infrastructure, Schneider Electric commissioned 451 Research/S&P Global Market Intelligence to conduct a study on enterprise sustainability and distributed IT and Edge data centers.