While Internet giants like Google and Apple have aggressively been adopting clean power, Amazon, through its cloud behemoth Amazon Web Services, has been criticized for being slower to embrace renewable sources like solar and wind for its data centers. Or at least it has been less transparent than its peers about how it plans to incorporate clean energy.
But some of AWS’s major customers, such as Netflix, clearly want significant clean energy, which could be a major reason why Amazon has more recently committed to using 100% clean energy to power its cloud. In a blog post published on Wednesday, Netflix says that it’s important that its data center providers commit to 100% clean energy (at least by buying renewable energy credits), and Netflix has « a goal to work with datacenter operators to increase their use of renewable sources of power. »
So Netflix is one of those cloud customers…
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