According to the European regulation 2019/424, energy consumption and resource efficiency measures apply as of March 1st, 2020, to most servers and data storage equipment typically used in data centers and offices. Indeed, this regulation contains ecodesign requirements for servers.
Introduction to the Ecodesign Requirements Per Regulation 2019/424
Regulation 2019/424 describes ecodesign requirements for servers and data storage products. It stems from the European Union (EU) Directive 2009/125/EC on ecodesign requirements for electrical-related products. It also comes from the identified product category Lot 9 – Enterprise servers.