Indian Companies can reduce carbon footprint by nearly 80% with cloud migration: AWS report

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According to a latest report, the data center market in India is all set to grow to 580,000 m2 by 2024 with a CAGR of 16%. – the highest in all the APAC markets surveyed – throughout the forecast period (2019-2024).

The report is a part of the findings of the Carbon Reduction Opportunity of Moving to the Cloud for APAC by 451 Research commissioned by AWS.

The report further stated that the Indian companies and public sector organisations who have migrated computing workloads from on-premises data centres to cloud infrastructure could expect their energy use and associated carbon footprint to be reduced by nearly 80%.

451 Research have found that companies who move certain workloads to the cloud can see significant reductions in their carbon footprint. If 25% of India’s 1,200 largest publicly traded businesses moved one megawatt (MW) of compute workload into the cloud-powered by renewable energy, it would save as many emissions as possible from a year’s worth of 1,60,000 Indian households combined.

Cloud data centers were found to be more efficient than APAC enterprises according to the study. These facilities utilised servers well above 50 per cent and had additional energy savings of 11.4 per cent, including advanced power distribution systems and cooling technology that helps with facility-level efficiency gains.

According to the report, as a result of their use of cutting-edge servers and higher utilisation rates, cloud data centres are able to drastically reduce energy consumption. They were found to be on an average 67.4% more efficient than traditional ones.

Amazon India has committed to include 10,000 electric vehicles in its delivery fleet by 2025. Amazon is now designing server systems that are power-optimized and use the latest component technology for efficiency. In addition, it introduced several sustainable packaging efforts over the last year including initiatives like Packaging-Free Shipping (PFS) and eliminating 100% single-use plastic from fulfilment centres

Amazon announced new sustainability commitments at an event on June 3rd where they highlighted how their own infrastructure supports these goals as well as highlighting some of their recent progress with zero-waste stations across Bengaluru and other cities which allows customers to return items without a bag or box via reverse vending machine or even just sorting out recyclables themselves before returning them back into one large recycling bin.

451 Research report included more than 500 private and public sector organizations across APAC while surveying for this report. The report is commissioned by AWS and includes over 100 survey respondents in India.

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