5 Strategies of Green Cloud Optimization for Sustainable Eco-friendly Cloud Journey
Reconsider Designs and Practices for Green Cloud
Cloud computing is well known for its lower investment risks, lower cost, increased availability, and lower time-to-market, and so is preferred over on-premise infrastructure. Different servers consume energy at different rates and the carbon footprints are higher as compared to cloud computing. On-premise servers are 29% less efficient in terms of power consumption as compared to cloud data centers.
One of the biggest challenges in cloud computing is the optimization of energy utilization hence the emergence of green cloud computing came into existence. Green cloud computing is the process that involves designing, producing, and utilizing digital resources using cloud storage in a manner that reduces the negative impact on the environment.
A new forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that continued cloud adoption could prevent the emission of more than 1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) from 2021 through 2024.
Cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, and Microsoft have planned to migrate towards eco-friendly operations and launch initiatives to go green as AWS plan to power its operation with 100% renewable energy by 2025 and Microsoft plans to cater 70% of the need for data centers through sustainable energy by 2023.
5 Strategies to Migrate Towards Sustainable Green Cloud
Cloud migration with a net-zero objective (practice for carbon neutrality or reduction of carbon dioxide in the environment) will not only reduce environmental damage but build a sustainable green cloud for the future.
Not all cloud practices will be energy efficient, but considering these strategies will support the green cloud ambition:
Server Virtualization for Resource Management: The principle behind virtualization is, using a single piece of resource as multiple parts to make efficient use of resources (including energy). Data centers must build virtual infrastructures that allow several operating systems and applications to use a lesser number of servers. Such virtualization has a direct impact on energy efficiency.
Nano Data Centers: These are data centers that are distributed around the world and are energy efficient as they are smaller in size than the usual ones and are more frequent in numbers. These nano data centers are portable and also help in the reduction of downtime with a decrease in response time.
They also have high service proximity and have the capacity for self-adaptation or self-scalability.
Cloud Optimization With Rank-Based Microservices: Cloud services are widely shifting from a monolithic architecture to rank-based microservices because of the flexibility of service delivery which needs to be revised for green cloud computing. This also reduces the response time due to the availability of containers along with microservice within the same data center region.
Not only carbon emission reduction, but the green cloud can also save billions of dollars in terms of energy. It’s more about finding energy-saving digital ways i.e., change in infrastructure, data storage, deployment, etc. which will help reduce carbon emission and also bring down the enterprise cost.
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Green Cloud Requires Re-architecting Cloud Computing Practices
Many organizations think the effectiveness of cloud migration is good enough and further optimized and carbon footprint is still a blind spot for many. Committing to migrate towards green cloud computing requires strategic planning of development, deployment, and resource allocation, and eco-culture. Since the majority of organizations have already moved and are still moving towards the cloud. Apart from being an environment-friendly solution this also meets all business requirements.
We too believe in optimizing the cloud computing practices and being a part of the green cloud and guiding our team for best practices internally. To develop better and energy-efficient cloud architectures is our aim for being recognized as an energy-efficient organization. To get a free consultation on how to proceed towards the green cloud contact us.