Sustainability at Mirantis
According to the non-profit Shift Project, cloud computing accounts for between 2.7 and 3.7% of global CO2 emissions—more than commercial aviation. It’s essential for organizations to implement controls on cloud-driven energy consumption—and many face rising pressure to do so from investors and regulators alike.
It’s not just infrastructure that drives up emissions. A recent study on container usage shows that almost 70% of CPU resources requested by containers are never used, contributing to an estimated $10 million in cumulative overprovisioning—and energy waste.
A comprehensive approach to sustainable cloud usage means organizations need both a careful approach to infrastructure and strategies to optimize their applications.