Cloud technologies play a pivotal role in achieving power sector emission reductions in Europe. Sustainability has long been a core value for VMware, which powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company has set aggressive standards for itself internally, having achieved 100% renewable energy and carbon neutrality goals ahead of schedule.
This independent Aurora Energy Research white paper examines future scenarios of European computing demand and its impact on European electricity consumption and emissions. A ‘Zero Progress’ scenario has been developed to understand what computing emissions level would result in a world where current technological progress surrounding virtualisation software and its penetration remains stagnant through to the year 2040. This is then compared to a ’Continual Improvement’ scenario that applies reasonable trends to these factors to assess the potential impact of virtualisation in abating future emissions from European computing demand.
Download the report and we hope that it will serve as a valuable resource to our partners who are committed to doing the same and for EU authorities to foster and build an eco-friendly, efficient European cloud.