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Sustainability meets innovation: CUDO Compute unveils democratised cloud marketplace

Emmanuel Ohiri

Emmanuel Ohiri

Choice and sustainability are fundamental requirements for the modern economy. In the cloud industry, efforts to reduce data centre-generated environmental waste have resulted in publicised green technology initiatives such as Microsoft's "Cloud for Sustainability" campaign. In addition, the diversity of compute requirements, ranging from data storage to variable-demand high-performance computing (HPC), has accelerated the transition towards scalable, democratised cloud solutions.

CUDO Compute’s cloud marketplace represents an innovative approach towards meeting these challenges. The platform combines efficiency, sustainability, and choice by uniting globally distributed data centers with flexible hardware configurations in an all-in-one platform.

Solving the scalable demand challenge

A recent deep dive by HostingAdvice discussed some of the marketplace’s innovative features and solutions for computing demand. CUDO Compute targets secure data centre locations, including both available and enterprise-run compute in data centers. These are integrated within a marketplace that enables individuals needing Cloud resources to easily seek, locate, and deploy them. This offers users the flexibility to select the suppliers and global locations that best suit their computing tasks. On average, computers sit idle more than half the time, leading to energy waste, which accounts for sixty per cent of a server's lifecycle carbon footprint.

The platform simplifies access to underutilised resources, thereby redefining the economics of how individuals invest in and utilise computing power. Adding CUDO Compute's distributed cloud environment to their pool of resources enables businesses to progress beyond relying on a handful of centralised computing hubs and take advantage of available computing wherever it is in the world.

Incentivising compute supply through spare-capacity monetisation

CUDO Compute's marketplace relies on an extensive infrastructure developed by its global partners, contributing to the networked pool of computing resources. This enables data centers to redefine the economics of their investment in compute infrastructure by lowering their costs when they exceed their in-house capacity and providing a means to monetise their infrastructure when underutilising it, thereby driving more efficient utilisation of available resources.

On the supply side of the equation, prospective partners are anxious to participate in the initiative. There have been efforts to be cognizant of shared values regarding issues such as sustainability. The CUDO Compute team is proceeding cautiously on the growth front to thoroughly vet and ensure that its organisational values and those of its partners are aligned.

Low-latency solution with Edge Computing architecture

By enabling users to access available resources closer to the data's point of origin and to process near the point of origin (or the point of delivery), the marketplace reduces latency and transit costs and offers increased flexibility and added value.

Moreover, Compute users no longer need to deal with periodic contractual obligations as the platform adopts a more flexible pay-as-you-go model. Users perceive a price publicly and know what they’re paying for without hidden costs. CUDO Compute’s distributed global reach, pricing models, and implementation of Edge architecture make it an ideal cloud computing solution for scalable enterprise compute demand.

Powering emerging technologies

Key market drivers for CUDO Compute include artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and 3D graphics rendering. These new technologies call for a lot of processing power. CUDO Compute is poised to become the go-to provider of cloud computing solutions as these technologies continue to develop and increase their reliance on high-performance computing. Businesses across these verticals that require more robust solutions on demand will benefit greatly from the platform's scalability and access to suitable resources.

Toward an environmentally sustainable cloud

Environmental sustainability is a pressing issue that requires deliberate action at both individual and corporate levels. One way that businesses can contribute to a greener economy is by utilising cloud computing services that are designed to reduce their carbon footprint. CUDO Compute incentivizes the use of idle computers, enabling businesses to access compute power without the need for an expensive setup process. This can help companies achieve their environmental sustainability goals as they leverage shared resources to achieve measurable and sustainable results.

About CUDO Compute

CUDO Compute is a fairer cloud computing platform for everyone. It provides access to distributed resources by leveraging underutilised computing globally on idle data centre hardware. It allows users to deploy virtual machines on the world’s first democratised cloud platform, finding the optimal resources in the ideal location at the best price.

CUDO Compute aims to democratise the public cloud by delivering a more sustainable economic, environmental, and societal model for computing by empowering businesses and individuals to monetise unused resources.

Our platform allows organisations and developers to deploy, run and scale based on demands without the constraints of centralised cloud environments. As a result, we realise significant availability, proximity and cost benefits for customers by simplifying their access to a broader pool of high-powered computing and distributed resources at the edge.

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