Future-proof your business: cloud storage without the climate cost

With over half of all corporate data held in the cloud as of 2022, demand for cloud storage has never been higher. This has triggered extreme energy consumption throughout the data centre industry, leading to hefty greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Worryingly, the European Commission now estimates that by 2030, EU data centre energy use will increase from 2.7% to 3.2% of the Union's total demand. This would put the industry’s emissions almost on par with pollution from the EU’s...

Equinix Cloud Transformation Conference 2022: The key takeaways

This year’s Cloud Transformation Conference, powered by Equinix and TechForge, saw industry leaders gather to discuss the importance of a “digital-first” strategy.

For this roundup, CloudTech caught up with some of the world-class speakers at the event to get their thoughts on the key topics discussed during the conference.

Here’s a list of the speakers featured in this article:

Dax Grant, CEO of Global Transform, Forbes Technology CouncilErik Thorwirth,...

Emissions to become key factor in cloud buying decisions by 2025

Carbon Emissions

Carbon emissions data will be a major factor in cloud purchasing decisions by 2025, according to technology research and consultancy firm Gartner.

With sustainability concerns becoming increasingly important to consumers, the market researcher suspects carbon emissions will be a top-three criterion in the next three years.

If so, this puts the hyperscaling cloud services giants under even more pressure to ensure their data centres are running in an environmentally...