|GHG Protocol Description||Data available to Cloud Vendor customers?|
|“calculated energy consumed by a server at a given rate of device utilization and estimated power for networking and storage equipment”||
No – no information is available about the type of underlying hardware so no energy calculations can be completed. Indeed, “hyperscale” Cloud Vendors design many of their own hardware components [30, 50] with no publicly available power assessment.|
Some vendors have released their hardware designs under the open source Open Compute program, such as Microsoft’s Project Olympus . This would allow independent assessment of the equipment power consumption but would require additional information about how this hardware is deployed into Microsoft Azure cloud environments.