Cloud computing saves energy on huge scale, says new study – but how?
The report, put together by a research team comprising McCormick School of Engineering Northwestern University and Lawrence Berkeley and part funded by Google, unveils the CLEER (Cloud Enery and Emissions Research) model, described as the ‘first ever open-access, fully transparent systems model for energy analysis of cloud systems by the research community’.
Are we misjudging the cloud’s environmental impact?
A whitepaper from Melbourne’s Centre for Energy Efficient Telecommunications (CEET) has cast doubt on traditional thinking regarding the energy consumption of cloud computing. “Previous analysis and industry focus has missed the point,” blistered the Power of Wireless Cloud report to open its executive summary. “Access networks, not data centres, are the biggest threat to the sustainability of cloud services.”
Is cloud computing always the greenest option for SMEs?
A new report has suggested that cloud computing is generally a better option than on-premise when looking to save energy, but it isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution.
Google bigs the green cloud up, but is it attainable?
A recent post on the Google Green Blog has revealed that the US General Services Administration saved $285,000 in energy consumption after switching to cloud based apps.
Cloud Computing could cut IT C02 emissions by half
Large companies that move their data storage into the cloud could slash their carbon emissions by up to 50%, according to a new European study. The London based Carbon Disclosure Project focussed on large firms un the UK and France and found that these companies could achieve significant cost savings by 2020 if they moved their IT systems onto shared networks.
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