Google Cloud launches tool to help firms reduce carbon footprint


Google Cloud launches tool to help firms reduce carbon footprint


Google Cloud, after analyzing collected data from its whole customer base in 2021, has recently announced that it has broadened scope of Active Assist to assist its clients in reducing their carbon footprint.

Throughout the year, Google has analyzed data that suggests users are accountable for over 600,000kg of carbon dioxide equivalent, which is locked up in several unattended projects. To put this in context, firms might have to plant roughly 10,000 trees in order to offset these emissions.

Since such emissions resulted from companies’ utilization of Google cloud service, the tech giant aims to assist its clients by providing a portfolio of digital tools to actively reduce emissions and reduce the administrative effort required to maintain projects.

“Active Assist is a part of Google Cloud's AIOps solution,” says Product Manager Cheng Wei of Active Assist. “It leverages data, intelligence, and machine learning to decrease cloud complexity and administrative toil. Policy Intelligence, Network Intelligence Center, Predictive Autoscaler, and a collection of Recommendations for various Google Cloud services are all part of the Active Assist portfolio, and they all focused on helping you reach your operational goals.”

The Active Assist Unattended Project Recommender enables users to measure gross carbon emissions and provides them with sustainability recommendations. Users can also utilize the tools to calculate the carbon emissions connected with a given project, as well as the impact of deleting a project from calculations based on a kilogram of carbon dioxide measurement.

Carbon Footprint, which is part of the Carbon Sense package, allows customers to track gross carbon emissions from Google Cloud usage as well as low-carbon signals from the company to help them choose greener regions for their workloads.

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