Sustainable Software

Learn how to define, build and run sustainable software applications.

Carbon-Aware Kubernetes

If you are running microservices these days there is a high probability you are managing them with Kubernetes. Kubernetes makes container management easy and its websites boasts of “Planet Scale”, “Never Outgrow”, and “Run Anywhere” as some of its key features. As a Sustainable Software Engineer, I read those phrases as more of a ...

How Demand Shifting Compute Accelerates Our Energy Transition to Renewables

The world has been busy building renewable energy these last few years. Since the costs of solar and wind energy have dropped below the costs of operating existing fossil fuel plants, particularly coal, wind, and solar have grown to contribute significant portions of electricity consumption globally. These renewable energy sources create ...

How to measure the power consumption of your backend service

The second principle of Sustainable Software Engineering is to build energy efficient applications. The very first steppingstone in that direction is to measure the energy your application consumes. This post will answer the question "what is the best way to measure the energy consumption of your backend service?".

Balancing the Three Areas of Sustainability Engineering

Sustainability in Software Engineering Software engineering has evolved over the years as new capabilities are discovered and new information introduced. Software developers and operations engineers were typically seen as two very separate roles. Once the cloud began to commoditize hardware these roles began to blend together into a new ...