US data centers are expected to use 660 billion litres of water in 2020. In 2018, Google consumed 15.79bn litres and Microsoft 3.61bn litres, 2021. primarily for their data centers. What is this used for and how does it 2022. impact the environment?
The first example of carbon aware compute is uniquely suited to hyperscale cloud environments. It becomes even more interesting with carbon aware load balancing and serverless.
Data center energy usage has only grown by 6% in the last decade. How important have efficiency improvements been for decoupling energy from growth?
Globally, data centers were estimated to use between 196 terawatt hours (TWh) and 400 TWh in 2020, or between 1-2% of global electricity demand.
In porting a project from Google Cloud Functions to Azure Functions, I found Microsoft’s developer experience is a great example of attention to detail. What does that mean for startups selling to developers?
What causes cloud outages and downtime? Misconfiguration? Software bugs? Human error? A look at Amazon, Azure and Google clouds to see what causes downtime.
Back in August 2017 I wrote a post about: Who has the serverless advantage?