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A more sustainable computing platform in the cloud

A More Sustainable Computing Platform in the Cloud

Whether through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure or Oracle Cloud Applications, Oracle Cloud offers our customers the opportunity to drive business value and reduce their environmental impact. Oracle Cloud data centers deliver a more sustainable computing platform that is efficient, renewable, and aligned with the circular economy.

Efficient

network system

High utilization. We operate dense computing environments and attain much higher utilization rates than an organization can achieve with their own on-premises systems.

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Energy efficiency. We leverage state-of-the-art intelligent energy management and cooling technologies based on our industry-leading expertise and best practices.

storage

Elasticity. We provide an elastic computing platform that can grow dynamically with an organization as needed, eliminating excess capacity builds to meet future demand.

 

“With Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, we significantly reduced IT operational costs, cut energy consumption by 20 percent, simplified administration and compliance, and delivered the scalability we need to meet our sustainable growth plans.”

—Vlad Moca, Deputy Group IT Director, KMG Rompetrol SRL

Renewable

 
59%
of electricity use at Oracle Cloud data centers worldwide was certified as renewable in 2019
 
100%
of energy use is renewable at Oracle Cloud Regions in Frankfurt, London, and Amsterdam
 
100%
goal to power Oracle Cloud with renewable energy by 2025

Oracle works closely with its partners to improve data transparency, drive renewable energy adoption, improve water efficiency, and attain environmental certifications. These considerations are part of our selection process for new vendors, and they also factor in our engagements with current vendors.

We believe it’s important for our sector to collaborate and advocate for the availability of cost-competitive renewable energy. To support these goals, we host the annual Silicon Valley Leadership Group Energy and Sustainability Summit. We also participate in the following initiatives:

Circular cloud

Circular Economy

A key tenet of the circular economy is to decouple physical assets from the services they provide. Individuals or organizations do not necessarily need to physically own computing hardware, they just need to have the ability to compute. This is exactly what the cloud delivers.

Business Recycling

Design for the environment. We keep the environment in mind as we design and develop our hardware products. As part of this process, we assess a number of product characteristics including energy efficiency, dematerialization, serviceability, and recyclability.

consolidate

Consolidate. Simplify. Optimize. The transition to the cloud enables us to consolidate our data centers and avoid on-premises deployments at hundreds of thousands of disparate sites. This, in turn, helps us minimize packaging and simplify the logistics for new hardware delivery, spare parts management, and removing end-of-life hardware for reuse or recycling.

resource utilization

Maximize resource utilization. By having greater visibility and control over the hardware at the end of its useful life, Oracle is able to more effectively repurpose equipment, harvest spare parts, and extract resources, all while strictly adhering to Oracle’s data privacy and security practices. Our ongoing capacity planning also enables us to increase utilization densities.

 

“Oracle offers the best solution for our current and future business needs. We know that Oracle is continually looking for ways to design its hardware for reduced environmental impact, and to control the end-of-life treatment of its hardware to reduce environmental waste.”

—Paul Cardell, Vice President, Corporate Operations, Communications Test Design, Inc.