Hello Cloud Carbon Footprint community and subscribers!
First of all, thank you for your interest and contributions to this project. We have appreciated all feedback, support, and questions, and encourage you to continue reaching out with any input.
We’d like to keep you updated with everything that is happening on our end, as we continue to improve upon the carbon footprint estimation methodology and the Cloud Carbon Footprint tool itself. This is the first of hopefully many updates we will send out as new features and improvements are released.
The big news from our latest release (release-2021-05-18) is that we have enhanced the estimation logic to now include memory. With this addition, Cloud Carbon Footprint is currently supports AWS, GCP, and Azure, factoring in compute, storage, networking and memory to give a fuller picture of your overall cloud energy use and emissions. Each cloud provider required a slightly different approach for calculating memory use, and more details can be found in the memory section of the methodology.
Other enhancements to highlight:
The filter options are now fixed so it is easier to view different data sets while using the carbon equivalency calculator and the bar chart breakdown.
On the bar chart component, you can also now see which cloud provider each region, account or service to make it easier at a glance where most of your carbon footprint comes from.
In the future we hope that Cloud Carbon Footprint will not only help baseline your emissions from the cloud, but provide suggestions and recommendations for reducing your cloud emissions. As we work toward this, we will be restructuring the codebase and packages to isolate each of the providers, making it easier to meet the specific needs of each cloud providers’ recommendation APIs.
The Green Cloud Team