Going green with cloud computing

Going green

with cloud computing

Cloud computing can save you money and time, but can it save the planet?

A large enterprise that moves its HR application to the public cloud could cut CO2 emissions by as much as 30,000 metric tons in five years.

=30,000 metric tons--the equivalent of getting 5900 cars off the road.

In-house data centers vs. Cloud computing

Server utilization rates in most corporations are near 5 or 10%.

Utilization rates in shared data centers can be around 60 to 70%.

Climate control, electricity, and equipment costs may be compartmentalized.

Resource and energy costs are shared.

May not be able to afford to keep upgrading to energy-efficient equipment.

Managed for maximum energy efficiency--in most cases, their size allows them to mass-purchase better servers, insulation, and building systems.

Must often purchase more machines than necessary to handle peak data loads.

Can allocate resources dynamically where needed.

How green

is your cloud?

Ask your cloud provider for proof:

Do they use renewable energy sources? Solar, win, geothermal

Are their data centers designed for maximum efficiency? Energy Star recognition, LEED certification

What are their utilization rates? Rates of 60% or more

Going green with cloud computing

shared by dell on Jun 13, 2013 in Technology


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