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Digital Carbon Footprint

In an era where sustainability is paramount, it's essential to scrutinize the carbon footprint of our growing reliance on cloud technologies. Major cloud service providers like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google have set ambitious targets to achieve net-zero carbon emissions, yet there's an increasing concern about the actual effectiveness of these targets in combating climate change. 

If we continue business-as-usual,

the IT sector will be responsible for

14%

of the world’s carbon emissions by 2040.

[Harvard Business Review]

Energy Dilemma of Cloud

Cloud computing, a backbone of modern digital services, is highly energy-intensive. The data centers powering cloud services require vast amounts of electricity, not just for powering servers but also for cooling systems and other infrastructure. Even with a shift towards renewable energy sources, the fundamental issue of substantial energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions persists.

 
Traditional cloud-based analytics solutions often lead to inefficiencies:

Data Duplication and Storage:

These solutions need to replicate data between cloud data platforms and analytics environments, leading to higher energy use

 

In-Memory Computation:

 

This requires significant energy, especially hosted in cloud environments, further increasing the carbon footprint. With some solutions and their architectures, we often see data platforms making computation and the results pulled from analytics platforms are also computed.

 

Data Transit Overheads:

 

Data/Analytics results must be transmitted from cloud to cloud and back to end-user devices, incurring additional energy use and emissions.

Sustainable Solution

Maximizing Efficiency with Reduced Data Movement:

By storing the metadata, processing analytics on the device and making smarter cache, mobile apps significantly reduce energy-intensive data transfers and data computations.

Advanced On-Device Computation:

While on-device computation might not rival data centers in power, advancements in CPU and GPU technologies have considerably enhanced the capabilities of individual devices. They can efficiently process user-specific data, which is often all that's needed, rather than the large-scale processing done in data centers.

Exceptional User Experience with Green Engineering :

With Oneboard, excellence in user experience and sustainability go hand in hand. Our commitment to green software engineering and sustainable product design not only lowers the carbon footprint but also unlocks best-in-class capabilities. Experience new features, previously impossible with traditional web design and technologies, and enjoy faster, more intuitive decision-making anytime, anywhere. Oneboard is not just a tool; it's a leap forward in sustainable, user-centric technology.

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