Small steps, big impact: building sustainable business
Almost every company is looking to make their business more sustainable these days. And rightly so: the UN declared this spring that it really is “now or never” to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius/2.7 degrees Fahrenheit and keep the planet from becoming “uninhabitable.”
Our big interest is IT efficiency - it’s an issue industry leaders are putting a lot of thought into. Results, though, may still be lagging. About 86 percent of the nearly 1,500 executives recently surveyed by Google Cloud and the Harris Poll believe their sustainability efforts are having an impact. Ye
t barely one-third of those executives had the measurement tools in place to track their sustainability efforts, and just over one in eight are using measurements to optimize their operations.
It’s a challenge, we know. Google have been tackling this challenge for years, since their first pledge of carbon neutrality back in 2007. We have teamed up to bring you the Green Programme, providing you with free GCP migrations, financial, technical and business support to help you scale seamlessly on GCP.
Building a sustainable business depends on a new way of looking at everything you do
Today, Google Cloud is proud to operate the industry's cleanest cloud, matching their energy consumption with 100% renewable energy (not just carbon credits, but real power) since 2017, driven by investments in wind and solar projects. They've made the goal to power all of Alphabet, from data centers to storage, offices, and other facilities with carbon-free energy by 2030. Every one of Google customers, if they are running a traditional information technology operation, immediately transforms their IT carbon footprint the moment they operate on Google Cloud.
Google and Revolgy bring you the Green Programme
Revolgy provides you special Green Programme with free support both now and in the future for your GCP workloads. Whether you want to build a cloud-native app from scratch or want to migrate your legacy infrastructure. We are here for you, committed to saving you time and money with on-hand GCP engineers available to upskill you every step of the way.
Save time, save money, innovate rapidly by receiving financial support now and in the future. You can scale with free credits on Google Cloud. We will ensure your costs are optimised throughout your GCP journey, helping you get the maximum business value for the minimal cost. Revolgy is here to support you with flexible payment options and access to partner service funds not available publicly. Take the next step and join the Green Programme!
Analytics for better benchmarking and insights
We know that transfer of IT operations from carbon-emitting to renewable energy sources is must be followed with operational improvements. Google Cloud recently-announced Carbon Sense suite, which enables customers to accurately track and visualize any carbon emissions coming from their organization's cloud projects, and then provides insights for action via dashboards and charts. They can optimize key inputs like price, latency to end users, and carbon footprint as they choose where to run their workloads.
There are obvious benefits to this approach, including improvement over previous systems of work, and a richer understanding of overall IT practices and consumption. Beyond these, there are benefits in meeting regulatory requirements and offering accountability and transparency to both regulators and customers. Internally, the commitment to sustainability, backed up by facts, has positive effects on company culture.
Powering a greener planet with Earth Engine
Besides offering the cleanest cloud, Google Cloud works with customers to find and improve their sustainability performance away from IT. Recently Earth Engine for Google Cloud, a leading technology for planetary-scale environmental monitoring, became generally available for all Google Cloud customers.
Earth Engine offers a combination of rich satellite data and powerful computing, supported by our large-scale data and machine learning platform, BigQuery, which together amount to a new tool for science and industry. With it, they’re analyzing the world in its intricacies as never before, and can show timely, accurate, high-resolution insights about the state of the world’s habitats and ecosystems—and how they’re changing over time.
Among the initial uses are responsible commodity sourcing, reduced carbon emissions through better understanding of what is being used, sustainable land management, and better risk management. This last aspect, along with better prediction and operational cost management, will help people better foresee and deal with extreme weather events and other effects of climate change.
Make no little plans, take lots of little actions
Google was itself a cloud-based company practically from inception, and grew to become Alphabet through a strong belief in the power of data analysis, and by the aggregation of individual parts. Search is based on scanning and logging billions of Web pages to give each individual the likely few they need. To a large extent, revenue comes from aggregating billions of individual low-cost online ads. Internally, our software works by launching and managing enormous amounts of individual containers of code.
It's no surprise, then, that they see ending climate change and promoting sustainability in a similar light. Combating climate change is not only a problem of new invention and sweeping policy but of new data-derived insights, thousands and billions of developments each building on one another, leading to new learning and action.
This is how Google Cloud customers are already finding not only a means to a better carbon footprint, but new ways of seeing, acting, and creating value for their business and the world.
Your success is our mission - take the next step and join the Green Programme!
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