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The Environmental Impact of Cloud Technology

The global demand to store, manage, and extract insight from data is increasing rapidly. Complex and compute-hungry applications are becoming more commonplace in enterprise, and as a result, so is the use of cloud technology. 

To keep up with this growing requirement, the number of data centres around the world has increased from 500,000 in 2012 to 8,000,000 in 2019. By 2030, it is predicted that data centres will consume over 10% of the global electricity supply.

Fortunately, there are sustainable options available in the cloud market that can help limit carbon impact. With our technology, finding the most environmentally friendly option has never been easier.

YellowDog Sigma+

With YellowDog Sigma+ you can utilise the Best Source of Compute for every workload. For most businesses, this will be a complex matrix of factors, including:

  • Carbon and environmental impact 
  • Cost 
  • Resource availability  
  • Utilisation 
  • Latency 
  • Time to provision 
  • Performance between different node types 
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By selecting the requirements that matter the most to you and using our intelligent workload management system you could reduce your carbon impact by an average of 52%, in comparison to on-premise solutions.

YellowDog Index

If you want more information about the sustainable options available to you, the YellowDog Index can help. The Index applies an Eco Score to over 25,000 cloud instances so you can easily find the right source of sustainable compute for your business. Base your cloud decisions on:

  • Trusted third-party data
  • Objective analysis of carbon impact

The YellowDog Index was featured in Raconteur’s Climate Change Report, published in The Times.

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