In 2021, we continued our partnership with Verizon, our customer, to create Care Cards for non-profit Never Ever Give Up (NEGU), offering encouragement and hope to kids and their families fighting cancer. To date, we have jointly created 17,000 Care Cards.
Equinix actively supports the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). As part of our commitment to cloud native and open-source communities, we contribute to and manage the CNCF’s Community Infrastructure Lab (CIL), which provides free access to state-of-the-art computing resources for open-source developers working to advance cloud native computing. Innovators from throughout the CNCF community can now access up to USD$1 million of powerful on-demand infrastructure resources per year across Equinix’s global footprint. Inspired by donations from Equinix Metal and others, CNCF created the Cloud Credits program to make is easy for participating companies to donate infrastructure resources to CNCF projects.
Zachary Smith, Managing Director, Bare Metal, Equinix
“Everyone is invited to apply and join other digital leaders in advancing open source and hybrid cloud innovation on the CNCF CIL. We believe that open-source innovation on specialized, software-defined bare metal infrastructure is the key to unlocking the potential of hybrid and multicloud architectures. Our investment in the CNCF’s CIL demonstrates our commitment to the cloud native and open-source communities at large.”
|SDG #||SDG Category||Volunteer Hours 2021||Volunteer Hours 2015-2021||Donations 2021 (in US$)||Donations 2015-2021 (in US$)|
|3||Good Health and Well-being||1,429||5,523||$326,688||$1,285,267|
|6||Clean Water and Sanitation||0||26||$62,187||$86,494|
|8||Decent Work and Economic Growth||43||2,343||$49,217||$457,175|
|11||Sustainable Cities and Communities||4,305||16,100||$600,611||$2,229,157|
|15||Life on Land||1,047||4,500||$124,623||$334,458|
|16||Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions||444||961||$30,554||$148,775|
|1Network World, Data-center training, recruitment need to change to meet staffing demands, Feb 2021; Uptime Institute, The People Challenge: Global Data Center Staffing Forecast 2021-2025; Data Center Dynamics, Data centers need to find 300,000 more staff by 2025, Jan 2021.|