The cloud already has a larger CO2 footprint than the worldwide aviation industry. With increasing digitalization and cloudification this trend will continue if we don’t do anything about it. Many Kubernetes installations are greatly oversized in terms of the resources actually required and thus contribute unnecessarily to global warming. What is the energy balance of your cluster and its workloads? In this session we will discuss approaches and technologies that help to make K8s clusters green(er). First of all, transparency is needed: what is the energy balance of the cluster and its workloads? Only then we can start to optimize for better energy efficiency through elasticity and reducing “waste”. And it’s not that difficult, so let’s get started!