One of the focal points of the GERMAN DATACENTER ASSOCIATION e.V. is to cooperate with existing organizations and associations - a common approach, of course, simplifies the achievement of goals. Furthermore, it is our special concern to formulate and coordinate German interests in Europe and to reach joint solutions with European partners - we present and establish Germany as an interesting and attractive location.
We are pleased to be part of the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact and to actively support the European Green Deal. It is our conviction that data centers, as cornerstones of digitalization, must make their contribution to mastering the challenges of the energy transition: with energy- and resource-efficient design and elaborated concepts for heat recovery. The joint initiative of the European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) and Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe (CISPE) aims to support the european data strategy so that EU data centers are operating climate-neutral by 2030. Currently, the working groups of the initiative are developing a strategy that will enable the achievement of these ambitious goals for energy-efficient and sustainable data center operation. www.climateneutraldatacentre.net
The Dutch Data Center Association (DDA) unites leading data centers in the Netherlands in a common mission: the strengthening of economic growth and the profiling of the data center sector to government, media and society. The DDA closely collaborates with Digital Gateway to Europe, which promotes the Netherlands as international data hub.
The Arbeitskreis "Sicherheit für Rechenzentren" (workgroup für data center security) is a nationwide consortium of high-level business enterprises, government agencies and organizations that facilitate the exchange of experience, professional information and development of data center security issues. The working group deals equally with all aspects of physical security and IT security.
We are currently in cooperation talks with associations and organisations in Finland, Norway, Ireland, Denmark and Switzerland.