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Table 5 Availability assessment of primary data item - server count - required under the GHG Protocol for assessment of ICT emissions

From: Assessing the suitability of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol for calculation of emissions from public cloud computing workloads

GHG Protocol Description Data available to Cloud Vendor customers?
“number of servers provisioned to host and fulfill the cloud application and data storage requirements. This includes redundancy for business continuity and disaster recovery” Partial – the customer can determine which location (region) they deploy to. For VMs as Compute Primitives there is usually a one to one relationship between a VM running on (part of) a single physical server. However, it may not always be the same physical server if the VM is live migrated [35]. For other types of Compute Primitives e.g. Azure Functions, requests may be served across multiple servers.