AWS and Microsoft steps up efforts to make data centers sustainable

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft have made efforts to make their data centers more sustainable. Both companies have pledged to reduce their carbon footprints, with AWS promising to use 100% renewable energy by 2030 and Microsoft aiming for carbon neutrality by the same year.

Both companies are developing their own wind and solar farms to power their data centers, as well as investing in innovative energy-saving technologies. Hyperscalers, in particular, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft, are pioneering renewable energy projects to support their data center operations.

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud have all been vocal about their own initiatives aimed at increasing the sustainability of individual data centers, as well as setting specific targets for their overall carbon footprints, water use, and adherence to general circular economy principles. Many of these efforts were focused on improving data center efficiency.

AWS has made similar commitments to building sustainable clouds, pledging to power all of its operations with renewable electricity by 2025. Microsoft is also “on track to shifting to 100% renewable energy not only for our data centers, but also for our buildings and Microsoft campuses,” according to the company.

Other companies in the tech industry are working toward sustainability goals as well, but AWS and Microsoft are regarded as leaders in this field. To meet their sustainability goals, data center companies are also looking for ways to safely reduce cooling temperatures and rely more on renewable energy sources.

The sources for this piece include an article in DataCenterKnowledge.


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