The top cloud computing companies accelerated their purchases of renewable energy last year accounting for more than half of all corporate clean energy power purchase agreements in 2021. The data confirms that data center operators are stepping up their sustainability efforts.
As the world confronts the growing urgency of the climate crisis, top cloud computing companies are stepping up their efforts to lead the transition to a cleaner economy. Here’s a look at the next phase of the cloud sector’s climate impact.
Newly-announced solar and wind projects bring Amazon’s total renewable energy investments to date to 10 gigawatts (GW), and amplifies the huge role of cloud computing platforms in leading a society-wide transition to renewable energy.
Google is moving IT workloads between its data centers to boost its use of renewable energy, shifting the data processing for YouTube videos to locations where green power is plentiful. This approach creates powerful new opportunities to build climate-aware cloud applications.
Earth Day 2021 is focusing on “Restore Our Earth.” Here’s a look at how the data center industry continues to expand its use of green technologies, renewable energy and innovations in efficiency.
Amid a statewide power emergency, major data centers in Texas are running on generator power to keep customers online and reduce load on the state’s struggling grid. Large operators say service is uninterrupted, but news reports indicate some data centers in the region are experiencing outages.
When it comes to climate change, it is time for the data center sector to lead. On the DCF Show Podcast, Rich Miller outlines how cloud computing can drive a global shift to renewably-powered business.
Dominion Energy is developing more renewable energy for its power grid, a welcome development for tech companies seeking more green power for their data centers in Northern Virginia.
Google will use large batteries to replace the diesel generators at its data center in Belgium, describing the project as a first step towards using cleaner technologies to provide backup power for millions of servers around the world.
Amazon today announced a massive investment in 3.4 gigawatts (GW) of solar and wind power, which will accelerate the company’s timeline to power its AWS cloud infrastructure with renewable energy by five years.