An innovative technology solution could help reduce environmental impact while serving your business processes
It is easy to say “we go green”, but is your business friendly for the environment? Many companies use this approach to strengthen their brand awareness. However, there are businesses where sustainability is not just a “cliché mantra”. Microsoft is an example of a company whose core of innovations is based on sustainable technologies. Their product development is focused on reaching “net zero” emissions, removing as much carbon as it emits each year or “to make sure they are adapting and growing along with the planet with the lowest environmental impact.”. Furthermore, using such services is a step toward a sustainable work model for the concrete user of them. Suppose you are a pharma manufacturer that implemented Azure in its production processes. In that case, the positive outcome of the service will reflect directly on your environmental results, reducing your carbon emissions and improving the company‘s impact. How?
Microsoft Azure is not just beneficial technology for your business operation; it has a positive outcome for society and the environment. The answer sounds simple, but it is pretty well-planned. It was committed that the product is focused on four critical areas of environmental impact on local communities—carbon, water, waste, and ecosystems. The set-out goals are:
- 100% renewable energy by 2025
- Water positive by 2030 replenish more water than we consume by 2030
- Zero-waste certification by 2030
- Net-zero deforestation from new construction
Regarding renewable energy, Azure declared that it would shift to a 100% supply of energy from renewable sources such as solar energy, wind power, hydroelectric power, geothermal energy, tidal power and biofuels. This means that all their data centres, buildings and campuses will eliminate the consumption of carbon-emitting electricity.
A study released by Microsoft in partnerships with WPS indicates that Azure is up to 79% more efficient than compute equivalents deployed in traditional enterprise datacenters such as physical or virtualized servers. While talking with numbers, it is essential to note that the study also shows that the carbon emissions from Azure are 92-98 % lower than traditional enterprise data centre deployments of computing equivalents.
Microsoft’s sustainability product reduces the environmental impact while supporting the digital transformation of the organizations. Azure would accelerate the sustainable progress and growth of your business. Thanks to the Microsoft Sustainability Calculator, each customer can access insights into carbon emissions data associated with their Azure services. The Power BI application for Azure enterprise customers provides additional insights into the carbon impact of their cloud workloads to help them make more sustainable computing decisions.