Wish you a very “Cloudy” Environment Day!
World Environment Day, celebrated on 5th of June, is one of the biggest days of recognition for encouraging people worldwide to save and protect our environment from different environmental challenges the world is facing today and to protect our nature.
Therefore, clean energy projects are coming online all around the world thanks to investments made by Google. For example, in Finland, Google has built what may be the world’s greenest data center.
As the world’s data usage continues to grow exponentially it’s more important than ever to reduce power consumption in the global cloud data centers. On average, servers and cooling systems account for the greatest shares of electricity use in data centers.
The power consumption distributes like this:
43% — Cooling and power provision systems.
43% — Servers.
11% — Storage.
3% — Network devices.
BigQuery, Cloud Storage, Cloud Dataflow, Cloud ML Engine and Cloud SQL are some Google Cloud tools that help industry sectors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet their sustainability goals. These technologies empower users to make intelligent decisions that have a positive impact for the environment everyday making Google the Cleanest Cloud in the industry!
In 2020, Google set a goal: Aiming to operate entirely on carbon-free energy (CFE) — around the clock — at their data centers and offices worldwide by 2030. This means matching each hour of their electricity consumption with carbon-free electricity sources on every grid where they operate.
Securing round-the-clock carbon-free energy isn’t just important for Google — it’s also critical for the world to successfully tackle the urgent challenge of climate change. The electricity sector is the linchpin of this effort, as it is both a significant contributor to global carbon emissions and a tool to enable the decarbonization of other parts of the economy, such as buildings, transportation, and heavy industry.
This Environment Day, explore and leverage sustainability tools with A Tour of Google Cloud Sustainability where you will learn how to explore your carbon footprint data, use the Cloud Region Picker and reduce your cloud carbon footprint with Active Assist recommendations.
Use Code: 1q-env-22 for free credits!