Azure sustainability | The mechanics of reducing the carbon footprint of Microsoft's data centers

published 8 months ago by Microsoft Mechanics

Find out what we're doing at Microsoft to sustainably operate our global data center footprint that runs Azure's global network. When you consume services hosted in Azure, you’ll benefit from measurable reductions in your organization’s carbon footprint. This is helpful if you need to meet specific regulatory carbon goals or want to be more efficient and environmentally responsible in the way you operate your compute infrastructure. In fact, studies show that Microsoft's cloud services are up to 93% more energy efficient and up to 98% more carbon efficient than data centers run on-premises. Matt McSpirit, Senior Product Manager for Microsoft Azure, covers our approach to sustainability, as well as our research and development efforts in the areas of energy conservation and clean energy. QUICK LINKS: 00:44 - Initial goal: carbon neutrality 01:31 - Next phase: become carbon negative 02:15 - Cooling 03:43 - Green backup 04:08 - Hydrogen-powered fuel cells 04:53 - Lithium-ion batteries Link References: See how Microsoft's sustainability efforts impact your own organization and explore the Microsoft Sustainability Calculator at . If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft Mechanics, we are Microsoft’s official video series for IT. You can watch and share valuable content and demos of current and upcoming tech from the people who build it at #Microsoft. Subscribe to our YouTube: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on LinkedIn: Follow us on Facebook:

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