Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is a high-performance green cloud solution with a strong focus on sustainability. A high-density computing environment powered by renewable resources, OCI aligns with the circular economy to support a clean cloud solution. A suite of advanced technology tools on OCI also enables customers to develop innovative solutions and reduce their environmental impact.
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OCI is committed to building a clean cloud and providing technologies to enable a sustainable future.
of OCI data centers in Europe are powered by renewable energy
of OCI global energy usage was renewable in 2021
of retired hardware equipment is reused or recycled
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Our commitment to providing a clean cloud solution spans OCI’s business operations. A clean cloud environment that runs on renewable energy is our foundation, and we use the principles of the circular economy to consolidate and optimize our IT infrastructure while delivering advanced technologies, such as AI and blockchain, to help organizations reduce their environmental impact, measure progress, and achieve their sustainability goals.
Beyond its inherent business benefits, the cloud offers a more sustainable alternative for companies looking to minimize their environmental impact. Oracle manages and maintains a very dense computing environment, attaining much higher utilization rates than an organization can achieve with an on-premises system. OCI provides an elastic computing platform that can grow dynamically with an organization as needed, eliminating excess capacity builds to meet future demand.
Oracle Cloud further reduces its environmental footprint by leveraging state-of-the-art cooling and energy efficiency technologies at our green data centers. For example, in Europe, Oracle Cloud data centers are powered using 100% renewable energy. Our goal is to achieve 100% renewable energy use in all our OCI data centers by 2025.
A key tenet of the circular economy is to decouple physical assets from the services they provide. Individuals or organizations don’t necessarily need to physically own computing hardware, they just need to have the ability to compute. The cloud contributes to the circular economy in the following ways:
To reduce an organization’s environmental impact, measurement is critical. Oracle’s risk and performance management solutions enable you to measure, manage, and report on your sustainability initiatives with environmental data that is comprehensive, auditable, and timely.
Sustainability analytics improve environmental data collection and comply with global regulations.
Oracle’s sustainability solutions enable organizations to design more environmentally friendly products, source materials responsibly, and manufacture and transport products in a sustainable way. Oracle’s Internet of Things provides data-driven insight to help reduce environmental impacts while saving costs and delivering even higher levels of service. Oracle also has programs for taking products back at the end of their useful life.
Customers are leveraging advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and blockchain to reduce their overall environmental impact and achieve sustainability goals. From ensuring ethical supply chains in cobalt mining for electric vehicle batteries to using machine learning (ML) to realize larger crop yields, advanced technologies help customers achieve their sustainability goals.
Environmental sustainability is good business because efforts to be more eco-friendly naturally lead to more savings. Recycling, conservation, and water-saving devices all reduce waste and keep down costs. An often overlooked tactic that can further reduce your carbon footprint and energy usage is moving your on-premises technology infrastructure to the cloud.Read the full article
Responsible sourcing, continuous improvement, and waste elimination.
Capture sensor data from IoT devices to enable sustainable manufacturing.
Tools to help you take environmental impacts into consideration during the design stage.
Our take-back program enables us to recover and recycle returned equipment.
Build supply chains and select suppliers based on sustainability-related criteria.
Blockchain brings new levels of trust to your business transactions.
Learn more about Oracle’s other sustainability initiatives.