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An industry first: greener-region discount for Upsun users

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28 February 2024
Niti Malwade
Niti Malwade
Product Manager

You may already know cloud computing accounts for approximately 3% of the electric power consumption in the world. Depending on the physical location, the carbon intensity of cloud computing in data centers varies drastically; carbon intensity can be up to 30 times more intensive, depending on whether the electricity is powered by coal or gas. Or from lower-carbon sources of electricity like hydro, solar, wind, or nuclear. 

To further our support for developers and organizations who strive to reduce their carbon footprints, we're now offering a 3% discount on your Upsun resource usage when you choose to deploy to a data center in one of six, incentive-eligible greener regions.

Greener regions are those that have a grid carbon intensity score of less than 100 g CO2eq/KWh. You can learn more about how we measure carbon intensity with Electricity Maps

The Upsun greener-region discount applies to application CPU, application memory, service CPU, service memory, and build resources on a project level—empowering Upsun users to save on money and emissions, one deployment at a time. The discount doesn’t apply to project fees, storage, or other dimensions involved in your project. If you have multiple projects within an organization, the discount will only apply to the projects hosted on incentive-eligible, greener data-center regions.

How to access your greener-region discount 

  1. Beginning in March 2024, when you create a new project on Upsun, you’ll be prompted to select a region of your choice in the console. Eligible, greener data-center regions are identified by a green-leaf icon—as seen in the screenshot below.
  2. Simply select one of these greener regions to receive your 3% discount. 
  3. If you already have current projects on Upsun, you can manually migrate them to an eligible, greener data-center region by following these steps
  4. To check if the discount has been applied, navigate to the project’s billing page or to the invoice page, both found under the billing tab.
  5. Projects hosted on eligible, greener data-center regions can be identified by the same green-leaf icon you see when your discount is applied.      

Run into any issues? Can’t see your green-leaf icon? Reach out to our support team for assistance.

Happy, greener hosting!

The greener-region discount is now available to all Upsun open beta users.

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