Sustainability Customer Stories
Discover how AWS customers build, expedite, and scale sustainability solutions in the cloud.
Boom Uses AWS to Enable Carbon-Neutral, Commercial Supersonic Flight
Boom Supersonic is using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build the world’s fastest and most sustainable aircraft. Boom is the first commercial airplane manufacturer to commit to a carbon-neutral flight test program and to build sustainability into its entire aircraft program. In this video, Blake Scholl, Boom founder and chief executive officer (CEO), describes how doing high performance computing (HPC) on AWS saves the company millions of dollars and supports rapid design iteration.
Working for Planet Earth with Salesforce
Salesforce, a customer relationship management company, uses AWS to lead by example and innovate on behalf of its customers and the Earth. Using the AWS Customer Carbon Footprint Tool in addition to other AWS services, Salesforce aims to build sustainably at all levels of its business. Salesforce is both an AWS customer and an AWS Partner and it is also a signatory of The Climate Pledge, co-founded by Amazon. The Fix This team chatted with Patrick Flynn, senior vice president and global head of sustainability at Salesforce, for insights into what the company has achieved so far in its sustainability goals, how climate change presents enormous opportunity for individuals and businesses, and how customers can place sustainability at the center of their work.
Siemens Builds the Junelight Smart Battery in a Startup-Like Environment on AWS
"Using AWS made it possible to move very quickly, which was crucial for us."
Head of Software Defined Inverter Department, Siemens
Siemens AG is a global electrification, automation, and digitization leader. Junelight Smart Battery (Junelight), which is currently available only in Germany and Austria, is one of relatively few Siemens products aimed at individual consumers—an important new segment for Siemens. The company has traditionally focused on business-to-business sales but is increasingly targeting “behind-the-meter” devices and services like the Junelight system. Junelight is a lithium-ion electrical storage system that harnesses electrical energy from solar panels and helps homeowners minimize their energy procurement costs and CO2 emissions. Junelight uses a suite of AWS services. Its battery units connect to the AWS Cloud through AWS IoT Core, which facilitates highly secure interactions between connected devices and cloud applications. It also uses Amazon Cognito, which provides a highly secure user directory that can scale to hundreds of millions of users. By using AWS, the company’s Software Defined Inverter (SDI) research department—in the Siemens Corporate Technology (CT) Research in Energy and Electronics (REE) unit—brought Junelight from an idea on a whiteboard to a product in the marketplace in less than two years.
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ENGIE Helps Secure Its 51 Energy Business Entities Using AWS WAF and AWS Firewall Manager
When ENGIE—an energy group working to accelerate the transition toward a carbon-neutral world—began migrating to AWS in 2016, it needed an intuitive solution to enforce company-wide security while giving individual teams flexibility to add security rules as required. The solution needed to cover 2,200 workloads across 51 ENGIE entities. Learn how AWS Firewall Manager helped ENGIE’s security administrators centrally configure and manage firewall rules across multiple accounts.
How Is Cloud Technology Helping to Save the Tasmanian Devil?
Researchers at The University of Sydney are using AWS to expedite vital genomics research for a range of threatened species—including the Tasmanian Devil, only found on the island state of Tasmania. Their work has accelerated ever since the AWS Cloud trial at The University of Sydney in 2019, helping them to not only speed up their research, but also to carefully, and more effectively, manage their funding. They will be sharing their genome data on the AWS Public Dataset Program.
Dendra Systems Uses AWS and Big Data to Provide Insights that Help Restore At-Risk Ecosystems
The world’s forests have decreased by nearly half due to deforestation and climate change causing vast areas to burn. To slow these effects, we must restore and expand native forests and terrestrial ecosystems. Data enables ecology-trained artificial intelligence (AI) to inventory the ecosystem and identify problems like plant-condition stress, invasive weeds, species decline, and erosion. Learn how Dendra Systems, part of ASDI, is using AWS and big data to provide insights.