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It’s Not Easy Being Green 🌱

It’s not easy being green. But Google makes it easier.

Friday, April 22, is Earth Day. Earth Day is an annual event where support is demonstrated for environmental protection. This event has been happening since 1970 and this year’s theme is Invest in Our Planet.

Google is doing just that – investing in the planet. Their data centers are already carbon neutral. Each Google data center is twice as energy efficient as a typical enterprise data center. They deliver six times as much computing power for the same amount of electrical power, compared to five years ago. Some techniques they use are raising the temperature to 80°F, using outside air for cooling, and building custom servers. Virtual machines help to increase utilization and reduce energy emissions. Google has also added clean energy such as wind and solar. Machine learning algorithms can tell which tasks could be done in the day and which tasks could be done later (aka demand response).

Their goal is to run on carbon-free energy, 24/7, at all of their data centers by 2030. Not only that, but Google is sharing technology, funding and methods to enable organizations around the world to transition to more carbon-free and sustainable systems. Every single product in the Google Cloud is carbon neutral, from large businesses running on Google Cloud to Google Search.

There are many reasons why moving to the cloud makes sense – being green and helping the planet is just one added benefit.

Bottom Line
Not only are you helping the planet by hosting your server in the cloud, you gain all the benefits the cloud has to offer – including but not limited to, saving money on energy costs. Here, you can see some of the other many cloud benefits.

Want to see it for yourself? Don’t take our word for it – try it FREE for 15 days with no credit card or commitment. You can also see how Google and Pick Cloud’s partnership has benefited other members of the MultiValue community here.

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