Google recently announced that it would move its cloud computing work to data centers where excess carbon-free energy is available.
In fact, the company stated that a new capability allowed them to switch cloud computing tasks between different server farms based on regional and hourly fluctuations in carbon-free energy availability to ensure their workloads run in the most environmentally friendly way possible. .
The new platform can do everything it usually does depending on carbon-intensive energy to change computing around the world, favoring regions where there is more carbon-free electricity.
In doing so, the company wants to run all of its decarbonized energy operations by 2030. This is a logical next step for Google as it seeks to reduce the carbon emissions generated by its operations. Therefore, it is now able to change electricity consumption beyond where there is carbon-free energy.
Google’s global smart carbon computing platform aims to reserve and use more and more computing capacity per hour on the cleanest networks available worldwide for these computing jobs.