Given the surmountable challenges our world faces today, every industry, every company and every individual has an opportunity to contribute to a better planet. From the roads we build to the way we grow our food and even the way we manage our computing systems and store data, we all have the opportunity to move the needle in the right direction, one that ensures the long-term sustainability of our planet for all of those who come next.
For StormForge, this means introducing the Cloud Waste Pledge and inviting our industry peers to make the pledge, driving a year-long initiative to reduce $100 million in cloud waste and dedicating ourselves to state-of-the-art technologies that optimize performance and reduce inefficiencies.
Climate change and environmental issues are not new, but the increasing use of cloud computing to support the world’s digital transformation is still in its infancy. Yet, some estimates put data center energy use in the U.S. alone equivalent to the amount used to power 6.4 million average American homes in a year. Imagine where this energy use is headed.
What’s more, many companies today don’t know that their computing functions are contributing to climate change. And those that do know are struggling with how to make informed decisions to reduce their cloud waste and carbon footprint. Whether it’s power generation and cooling, manufacturing, supply chains or software system utilization, companies are in a position to make smarter choices that can have a positive impact both on the environment and their bottom line. It’s a win-win; they just need the tools and resources to inform those decisions.
StormForge has a deep history in addressing complex computing systems, from data centers to cloud infrastructure, and today uses Machine Learning to eliminate system waste and inefficiencies in kubernetes environments by optimizing applications and enabling engineers and developers to move fast and to move smart.
Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond our own technology DNA. For example, the pandemic prompted us to work remotely, and it’s a practice we’ve decided to make permanent. It’s a small thing we can do to deepen our positive impact on climate. We provide time off to our employees to volunteer for humanitarian efforts, the likes of which are increasingly important in regions devastated by climate disasters. And, we pay speakers who share their insights with our community – whether on our webinars or at our events – by donating to their green charity of choice.
The time is now for the software industry to build a sustainable infrastructure that can support digital transformation and new innovations for decades to come. The tools and resources are becoming available and companies that seize this opportunity will be on the right side of history – creating business value, technology innovation and a better world in which we all can thrive.
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