Today, organisations need to change how they approach their technology investments. Not to ensure they have the best possible cloud architecture or compute or analytics tools. Not because they need the latest in security and agility. Those are a given. No, this change lies in finding the solutions that deliver the compute, the scale, the security and the capability while also helping the organisation achieve its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals.
Companies need solutions that allow them to balance their expanding technology requirements within clearly mandated sustainability guidelines and expectations. It’s necessary. In a recent article published by MIT, researchers described the cloud as a Carbonivore with a larger carbon footprint than the airline industry. A datacentre uses the same amount of electricity as 50,000 homes.
This is in direct opposition to the SDG Goals of reducing global carbon dioxide emissions by 45% by 2030 from the levels of 2010 and achieving net-zero by 2050. This is the only way to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees centigrade, and was ratified by the Paris Agreement.
It may seem, for many companies relying on cloud, that this is an impossible ask. How can you manage the demands of your business and the need to stay competitive against the growing threat of climate change? This is a complex challenge but many cloud vendors have recognised that their role is to create solutions that provide companies with immediate sustainability relief. They have created partnerships and invested into solutions that allow them to provide their clients with access to cloud-powered digital transformation within the boundaries of the SDGs and the race to net-zero.
Strategix Technology Solutions has long since recognised the value of embedding sustainability best practices into our services and solutions so that we can participate in the global community on both an ethical and sustainable level. To achieve this goal, we have created an ecosystem of partners and suppliers that have a proven commitment to operating sustainably and adhering to ESG objectives.
One of our key partners is Teraco. They are our exclusive datacentre provider for many reasons, but one of the most compelling is their commitment to the environment. Teraco has published its own sustainability report and has aligned its strategy with the UN SDGs. With Teraco, we are committed to 100% sustainable cloud operations by 2035.
Another company we’ve partnered with to embed sustainability throughout our operations is VMware. As a VMWare Cloud Verified Partner we have joined the VMware Zero Carbon Committed initiative. This initiative asks that all those who commit to its ethos set goals to power their datacentres with 100% renewable energy or achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
These are just two of the partnerships we’ve engaged in to ensure we remain laser focused on achieving our carbon neutral goals while providing our customers with access to sustainable digital ecosystem that powers their businesses, ethically. To find out more about how we help you invest into sustainable business growth without compromising on your ESG and climate-change goals, read more here.