Will being "Open" save the world? - Amanda Brock

Welcome to Public Cloud for Public Good, a bi-weekly newsletter and podcast focused on making the world a better place. Whether that’s making peoples lives better, building services in the public & third sectors or thinking about coding more sustainably. This podcast is hosted by Aaron Booth, a Cloud Sustainability Consultant based in the UK.

This week Aaron is joined by Amanda Brock, CEO of OpenUK. OpenUK is the UK Organisation for the business of Open Technology being open source software, open hardware and open data “The 3 Opens”. OpenUK’s purpose is UK leadership and international collaboration in Open Technology which it achieves this through 3 Pillars; Community, Legal & Policy and Learning. Their 2022 focus is on Skills, Security and Sustainability. OpenUK are a UK not for profit organisation and advocacy group funded by partner donations and sponsorship.

Amanda’s chosen organisation for our £500 donation is Geek.Zone. There is still a stigma against geekery and being smart but Geek.Zone are here to let every geek know that they are not alone and to encourage everyone to embrace their geek side. They believe that we are better together, so get involved and spread the geek love: https://geek.zone/

The business who we have chosen to shine a light on for this episode is DataVita. DataVita provide a complimenting suite of Multi-Cloud and Data Centre solutions, ideal for the wide range of public sector organisations as well as bespoke requirements of the private sector business' we power. Their 8,000m2 data centre facility is where their services are powered from. With N+N redundancy, 100% green power, and a PUE rating of 1.18 we offer some of the best credentials in Scotland. For more info you can visit their website: https://www.datavita.co.uk/

This podcast is brought to you by Embue, a consultancy company helping businesses get a handle on their cloud spending and even reduce their environmental impact on the world at the same time: https://embue.co.uk

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