Every second people use the internet,
they rely on data centres to store, manage
and distribute their information. As digital
traffic grows, data centres are experiencing
a global growth spurt.
Data centres are buildings of servers that
produce heat, so they require cooling, which
takes large amounts of water and energy.
Preventing microbiological growth is always
an important part of the process. If not
properly treated and maintained, the water
used in data centres can be at risk for the
presence of Legionella bacteria, which can
cause Legionnaire’s disease, a serious and
sometimes deadly form of pneumonia. An
outbreak can cause significant financial
and reputational damage.
SAP, a multinational software corporation
based in Germany, operates many data
centres around the world. The company
is dedicated to improving people’s lives
through technology and committed to
sustainability. As an industry leader in
water safety for employees and the
communities in which it operates, SAP
places a high priority on preventing
In 2018, SAP built two data centres
in Colorado Springs, Colorado. While
designing these sites, the company’s
engineers worked with Ecolab to ensure
proper water safety practices were
in place. This included implementing
Ecolab’s 3D TRASAR™ Technology and a
comprehensive water management plan.
With these solutions, Ecolab has helped SAP
take a holistic approach to water safety by
properly treating water and continuously
testing to minimise the threat of Legionella
bacteria and help ensure safe water.
By partnering with Ecolab, SAP is
proactively managing the risks associated
with the water used at its data centres
globally. SAP is staying ahead of the game
and demonstrating that it is a leader in the
industry when it comes to water safety
management practices and commitment
to water safety. Ecolab helps SAP minimise
risks and avoid unexpected costs that
challenge the data centre industry.