Google: Google plans to use greener energy by moving workloads between data centers

May 18, 2021 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Google will be moving workloads to data centers where renewable energy is available to boost renewable energy usage. Ross Koningstein, Co-founder of Google’s Carbon Intelligence Computing program, said that shifting compute tasks across locations is the Company’s first step in carbon-aware computing. He also commented that by making its data centers shift flexible tasks to different times of the day, the Company was able to use more electricity when there’s a massive availability of solar and wind energy.

However, this new development will only be covering ‘moveable’ tasks. Workloads protected by sovereignty laws or latency-sensitive workloads will be based out of their original data center.

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