It was recently found out that Akamai’s global platform was able to use 10 times less energy per unit of capacity in 2020 compared to 2015, as well as grow its traffic by 350% by focusing on edge computing.
Indeed, the company started to use machine learning in order to get the most relevant data sent to its edge servers, which saves space and CPU power expenditure. By doing so, it is able to reduce its carbon emissions and energy use. The company is then always looking for energy efficiencies in data center operations.
Hence, the company is planning to reach 100% renewable energy by 2030, 50% more energy efficient platform, and 100% platform emissions mitigation. It is also looking to have a more responsible supply chain management and have a global expansion of its 100% electronic waste recycling program.