Awareness of the human carbon footprint is now higher than it has ever been. Computing power and big data consumes a lot of energy, and inefficient use of resources blocks the way for sustainability.
To use resources wisely, developing companies prefer to use cloud data centers and services. It saves costs on energy-efficient solutions, recycling and allows companies to borrow as much computing power as they need at any time. In recent years, there has been an increasing demand for reducing carbon footprint, and companies are looking for different opportunities for sustainability, including the sustainable storage and processing of big data.
Energy efficiency & Circular economy
Energy-efficient cloud service solutions are essential for sustainable development
and environmental protection. The efficiency of data storage in the cloud drives companies to explore new architectures thus reduce energy costs for creating new cloud networks.
A popular way to increase the energy efficiency of a cloud data center is to scale the voltage frequency dynamically. The system monitors processes and capacity and regulates energy consumption in accordance with them.
Virtualization is another way to reduce energy waste. In this way, multiple customers or companies can use the same server, resource, or app at the same time. Sharing reduces energy consumption, improves monitoring, and resource management.
Cloud data centers strive for sustainability not only using green energy sources and the development of energy-efficient architecture. Cloud companies are in the majority involved in the circular economy. Unlike traditional linear economies, where used resources go to waste, green cloud companies reuse resources if possible.
How cloud technology makes a business sustainable? The biggest obstacle to sustainable development is the lack of data. It is expensive to monitor the performance of companies, waste, water resources, soil, and air condition. To make adequate policy and investment decisions, sustainable companies and organizations need relevant and reliable data.
Companies that use cloud computing can be a base for big data crowdsourcing. Connecting to a cloud network makes company data sharing instant, which means collaborative decision-making becomes smooth and more efficient.
Cloud services can not only collect but also effectively handle analytics and modeling tools. Thus, companies will be able to track their progress and influence automatically in real-time and make better decisions.
Source: With clouds, companies use resources wisely
Source: Energy-efficient clouds work for sustainability
Source: FCE offers cloud-based management services
Sustainability and Consumer Confidence
Many companies attempt to reduce their carbon footprint, not only when storing their data sustainably but essentially resorting to environmentally friendly means of production and transportation, using green packaging and organic raw materials. Collecting big data on production and distribution, cloud processing, and sharing will build trust with consumers. The smart consumer prefers the products and services of companies that can show not only the quality of goods but also the sustainability of their development.
FCE offers cloud-based tracking and monitoring services, deployed on public, private and hybrid clouds, including blockchain-based technologies. FCE PRORID
cloud traceability service, combined with the equipment of FCE Internet of Things sensors
, aims to improve supply chains, make them transparent and efficient. The system optimizes delivery paths to reduce the number of gas emissions into the atmosphere. Automatic traceability through IoT sensors calculates the necessary grooming of the goods, shows the weaknesses of the supply chain, and avoids losses and debris. Upgrading the flow of documents with the cloud service DOCFLOC
allows you to save paper and use digital document flow and e-signatures, which are certified and verified by the system. FCE's digital business model is a tool for sustainable business development and scaling. FCE storage clouds and business management services are protected and efficient for companies of all sizes and are flexible for complex business requirements.
Clouds make companies more resilient in many ways. On average, IT workers rarely use environmentally friendly methods of data use. When servers are running at full capacity and breakdowns result in hardware replacement rather than repair, cloud solutions are much more resource-efficient even for large companies. Green sustainability and scaling are much easier to follow when a business uses cloud services.
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