Future cloud technologies must address the following two essential goals in the years to come:
1. We must reach environmental sustainability for the digital world, which relates to using ICT infrastructures and datacenters to preserve biodiversity, natural resources, and climate in the years to come for different core applications (e.g., smart cities, AI for sustainability, scientific computing, etc.).
2. We must ensure a circular economy of IT infrastructure facilities or datacenters by minimizing energy consumption and providing solutions for sustainable computing. The target is to prevent possible damages to the natural environment, which would manifest in the medium- to long-term effect, as IT technologies are further deployed at the expected fast pace.
We intend to address these issues with three pillars of activity: