Reducing Your Carbon Footprint with AWS Graviton and Cloud Computing

 In Cloud Management

By Roman Martin, Solutions Engineer, CloudSphere 

Regardless of industry, energy efficiency and sustainability have become increasingly more topical and important in the business world of today. In order to meet operational guidelines and support the economy in lowering the global population’s carbon footprint, organizations around the world have had to reevaluate how they do business.   

And while many of us know about green energy technologies like solar panels and wind turbines, there’s another technology that you may not have thought of yet: cloud computing. 

Digital transformation journeys to the cloud can help you achieve your sustainability initiatives in a number of ways. In addition, the optimization and modernization of your IT estate post-migration can positively contribute to lowering your business’ carbon footprint as well. 

Combine that with the energy efficiency of a processor chip like Amazon Web Services (AWS) Graviton, and you can position your business to become even more sustainable. According to Amazon, Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers are 3.6 times more energy efficient than the median U.S. enterprise data center 

Continue reading to learn:  

  • Why Cloud Computing Is More Energy Efficient 
  • How AWS Graviton Helps Reduce Carbon Footprint 
  • Key Takeaways: The Future Is Greener with AWS Graviton


Why Cloud Computing Is More Energy Efficient 

Cloud computing in general tends to be more sustainable and less carbon-intensive than traditional data centers. This is because cloud computing only uses energy as it needs it. There aren’t any large server stacks running unnecessarily.  

Economies of scale also come into effect with cloud computing. One very large data center can operate for multiple business locations, which is more efficient to both run and cool than a group of several, smaller centers.  

Geographically, hyperscalers can also choose to place these centers in cooler areas, lowering a business’ carbon footprint even more. Less environmental heat means less cooling for the data centers. 

In addition, cloud computing allows for material repurposing opportunities. AWS, in particular, recycles all legacy hardware by sending functional components to its reverse logistics hubs. This helps extend the life of data center hardware that would have otherwise been disposed of. Less waste means lower carbon emissions.  

How AWS Graviton Helps Reduce Carbon Footprint  

AWS Graviton is designed to provide a high-performance computing environment with a focus on energy efficiency. Graviton processors are more carbon-efficient, with one study reporting an average 67.6% reduction in carbon intensity. 

By leveraging Arm processors, AWS Graviton instances offer up to 40% better price performance than their x86 counterparts. This means you’re getting better results for less power usage. The energy that Graviton requires to carry out computational tasks is much lower than traditional processors. This leads to lower carbon emissions as a whole.  

Key Takeaways: The Future Is Greener with AWS Graviton  

Cloud computing, and specifically AWS Graviton, offers a powerful solution to cut down on energy consumption and reduce carbon emissions. As businesses navigate new paths toward sustainability, AWS Graviton provides an essential tool for green, cost-effective, and power-efficient operations.  

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How CloudSphere Can Help You on Your Journey  

CloudSphere makes digital transformations easy. We empower our partners and customers to discover, plan, migrate, optimize, modernize, and secure entire cloud environments with automated features that save businesses time, money and disruptions. 

About Roman Martin  

As one of our Solutions Engineers, Roman Martin is a member of Cloudsphere’s go-to-market and strategy team for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In this role, he manages key partnerships and drives net-new business across some of the top hyperscalers around the globe. 

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