BP Extends its ‘Energy for Cloud Services’ Deal to Microsoft


Energy supermajor bp has brought an energy-for-compute style deal — first inked with AWS in 2019 — to Microsoft as well, agreeing the “continued use of Microsoft Azure as a cloud-based ‎solution for bp infrastructure and bp supplying renewable energy to help Microsoft meet its 2025 ‎renewable energy goals”.

The deal, in short, involves a commercial trade-off: bp furnishes Azure’s energy-hungry data centres with renewables from its generation portfolio; Microsoft provides heavily discounted cloud-based applications. (Computer Business Review is unfortunately unable to bring our readers the commercial fine print…)

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