3.6xMore Energy EfficientThe results of a study by 451 Research show that AWS’s infrastructure is 3.6 times more energy efficient than the median of US enterprise data centres surveyed. More than two-thirds of this advantage is attributable to the combination of a more energy-efficient server population and much higher server utilisation.
We have improved power efficiency and availability by removing the central Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) from our data centre design and integrating small battery packs and custom power supplies into our racks. These changes combined reduce energy conversion loss by about 35 %.
Graviton2 is AWS’s most power-efficient processor, providing better performance per watt than any other processor we currently use. With the world’s increasing need for compute and other IT infrastructure, continually innovating at the chip level is critical to ensuring that we can sustainably power the workloads of the future.
Self-Regulatory InitiativeThe Pact establishes a Self-Regulatory Initiative which was developed in co-operation with the European Commission. It supports both the European Green Deal, which aims to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, and the European Data Strategy by making EU data centres climate neutral by 2030.
A Greener EconomySignatories of the Pact commit to meeting ambitious goals to facilitate Europe’s essential transition to a greener economy by agreeing to prove energy efficiency with measurable targets, purchase 100 % renewable energy, prioritise water conservation, reuse and repair servers and look for ways to recycle heat.