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Including Sustainability in Your Cloud Strategy

Learn about the fundamental design principles you need to understand, to make sustainability the cornerstone of your cloud solution architecture. In this course, instructor Fawad Qureshi helps you understand the nuances on how varying design choices result in different carbon consumption. Fawad explains the importance of optimization for sustainability, then goes over foundational concepts such as types of emissions, factors impacting electricity consumption, the impact of CPU utilization on carbon consumption, and power usage effectiveness. He discusses how better software design results in a superior parallel efficiency. Fawad covers carbon tax rates and carbon intensity, as well as limitations of CSP sustainability calculators, and then offers a carbon estimation formula using golden coefficients. He walks you through two energy consumption case studies, then highlights the benefits of consolidating your solutions into fewer tech stacks for improved energy utilization.

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