Our services are available to our users around the clock. To make that possible, Yandex operates data centers that support advanced computing. Computing requires energy, which is a valuable resource that needs to be used reasonably. We have been investing in energy efficiency to make sure we do more with fewer resources and take advantage of byproducts where possible.
Energy Consumption & Efficiency Data
Aggregated figures for electricity consumed by data centers, offices and logistics centers
Average Annual Power Usage Effectiveness
Figures provided for all data centers
Figures provided for data centers in Vladimir, Sasovo (Russia) and Mäntsälä (Finland) that are in operation for under 10 years
of each watt of energy consumed by Yandex’s newest data centers is used for non-computing, which is 4 times more efficient than the global average
Only 15%( of each watt of energy consumed by Yandex’s newest data centers is used for non-computing, which is 4 times more efficient than the global average)( According to 2021 Data Center Industry Survey, the global average was at 57%.)
Data Center Locations
Ivaneevka, Mytishchi, Sasovo, Vladimir
Energy Efficiency at Data Centers
Our data centers are equipped with direct free cooling technologies, which pull naturally cool outside air all year around to lower temperatures inside server rooms. By obviating the need for conventional air conditioning, such approach helps reduce energy consumption and eliminate the use of water and refrigerants.
Specially designed building and server room layouts with separated hot and cool air flows prevent heated air from staying in the room. As a result, the equipment cools faster with less power used for ventilation.
Waste heat recovery: Warming data centers
Hot aisles of our data centers contain hot exhaust air with the temperature of 40-55°C (105-130°F), which Yandex redirects into its heating system.
Waste heat recovery: Warming local homes
Our data center in Mäntsälä (Finland) has implemented an innovative system that recovers waste heat to warm residential buildings in town.