Trading Apps takes an important step to reduce our environmental impact.
Trading Apps has always strived to reduce our impact on the environment. We continuously review our operations, decreasing scope 1-2 emissions and waste produced, as well as analysing our supply chain, decreasing scope 3 emissions.
For many businesses, scope 3 emissions have the biggest impact on the environment. This is especially true for digitally-driven companies, like Trading Apps, which use extensive software and hosting packages, all within a complex supply chain. Essentially, most of our emissions come from the scope 1-2 emissions of our suppliers. That’s why it’s so important for us to review them.
Transition To Amazon Web Services
During a recent review, we made the decision to migrate all our on-premises servers to Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Ireland. This exercise should be completed in 2023 and is part of our continued cloud-first strategy. We consider cloud-based services first before increasing our on-premises hardware.
AWS has an extensive sustainability action plan, meaning our scope 3 emissions will be vastly reduced. The domino effect of this will impact our customers’ emissions and reduce their infrastructure costs.
“As the leading cloud provider, AWS is 3.6 times more energy efficient than the median of surveyed enterprise data centers in the U.S. and up to five times more energy efficient than typical EU enterprise infrastructure. And Amazon is on path to powering its operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025.”– AWS Energy Transition
Expanding further on the efficiency of AWS, it’s worth noting our microservices architecture can run on AWS Graviton instances, which consume up to 60% less energy than traditional processors.
Finally, we’re confident that the positive impact will continue to multiply. AWS has always focused on energy efficiency and continuous innovation in their data centers. Reducing energy usage and increasing operational efficiency. The scale of the operation allows higher resource utilisation and energy efficiency than the typical on-premises data center.
This means a variety of Trading Apps’ customers will continue to benefit in the future. SaaS/hosted customers, new customers, or customers who have engaged us to migrate from on-premise to the cloud will all experience further emission reductions.