Keeping the Earth sustainable and minimizing carbon emissions is a high priority for businesses globally, and Amazon Web Services Inc. is helping these enterprises with sustainable cloud computing, using machine learning and artificial intelligence to help reduce carbon emissions.

Data is needed to understand how to further progress sustainability goals and identify where enterprises individually measure up on environmental efficiency, and Amazon is ready to step up to the plate to help manage that data while making it accessible to those who need it most, according to Ana Pinheiro Privette (pictured), head of sustainability for AWS impact computing at AWS.

”I lead this program that we launched several years back in 2018, and it’s a Tech For Good program,” Pinheiro Privette said. “We’re trying to bring our technology and infrastructure and lend that to the world to solve the problems related to sustainability.”

Pinheiro Privette spoke with theCUBE industry analyst John Furrier at Amazon re:MARS 2022, during an exclusive broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio. They discussed AWS sustainability, case studies of businesses utilizing the solution, using data to promote sustainability, and more. (* Disclosure below.)

‘Sustainability needs data’

One of Amazon’s goals is to take data to remote places that traditionally would not have access to any data, an example being a nonprofit program AWS collaborates with called Digital Earth Africa.

“This is a philanthropically supported program to bring Earth observations to the African continents and make it available to communities and governments and fight issues such as illegal mining, fighting illegal mining or deforestation — from mangroves to deep forest,” Pinheiro Privette said.

Although AWS helps businesses port their data into the cloud, the company maintains that the contents and integrity of the data are never compromised.

“Amazon never actually touches the data, and that’s very intentional so that we preserve the integrity of the data. The data provider owns the data in the cloud,” Pinheiro Privette concluded.

Here’s the complete video interview, part of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of the Amazon re:MARS event:

(* Disclosure: This is an unsponsored editorial segment. However, theCUBE is a paid media partner for Amazon re:MARS. Amazon Web Services Inc. and other sponsors of theCUBE’s event coverage have no editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

Photo: SiliconANGLE

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