techUK's Technology and Innovation programme is excited to be partnering with the Data Center's programme on 1 October to deep dive into sustainable cloud adoption in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Justin Day, CEO and Co-Founder, Cloud Gateway
- Yann Gloaguen, Client Partner, Infosys
- Mark Walsham, Head of Hybrid Cloud UK&I, Atos
- John Godwin, Director of Compliance & IA, UKCloud
- Emma Fryer, Associate Director – Data Centers, techUK
At the end of 2019, techUK released a discussion paper outlining the need for greater transparency in attributing carbon to cloud services. The paper explained how customers can make informed decisions about the sustainability of their outsourcing options and called on cloud service providers to help users attribute carbon appropriately. Cloud computing can have a long-term positive impact on sustainability and the cloud market must continue to champion a net zero carbon economy, as well as encouraging open dialogue between end-users and suppliers on carbon impacts.
In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the accelerated adoption of cloud services and the move to digital business models for many industries, the responsibility for cloud providers to show their potential to reduce carbon footprint has increased. The conversation around sustainable use of cloud technologies is therefore becoming even more important and needs to encompass best practice, greater accountability and further collaboration.
Equally, the increased convergence of other forms of emerging technologies like 5G and edge computing with cloud could develop more hybrid models of computer processing. It is crucial the deployment of these technologies with cloud, and their effect on energy use, does not subtract from a carbon-neutral agenda.
This techUK monthly Cloud webinar will build on from techUK’s discussion paper to explore and discuss with industry leaders the following issues and much more:
How do we continue to build greater transparency for businesses on the environmental effects of increased cloud adoption, especially when cloud becomes a necessity?
How can the cloud industry collaborate to bring more renewable energy onto the grid, and what opportunities does this bring?
How can hybrid cloud models with elements of distributed computing continue to adhere to best practice and become environmentally efficient?
If you have any questions about this webinar or are struggling to register, please reach out to laura.foster@techUK.org