Cloud Computing Can Cut Carbon Emissions

Must Read

End Of Free Ride For Ola And Uber: GOI Sets New Rules For Cab Aggregators!

For long Ola and Uber have been enjoying the free ride on charging surge price from customers...

Exclusive: PhonePe Raises ₹5,000 Crore At A Valuation of ₹45,000 Crore

The digital payment company PhonePe has raised Rs 5,000 crore (approx $690 million) in a fresh round...

Hundreds Of Email Accounts Of C-Level Executives Are Up For Sale, And It’s Scary!

The email accounts of numerous C-level executives around the world have been compromised and a threat actor...

Microsoft has claimed that the use of cloud computing technology can reduce the carbon emissions by 30 per cent.
According to a recent study commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by solution provider Accenture and WSP Environment and Energy, businesses that run applications in the cloud can reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions by about 30 percent or more compared to running those same applications on their own on-premise infrastructure.
James Harris, Accenture’s director of cloud services, said “The study’s findings confirm what many organisations have already discovered : Cloud computing is more economical and IT resources are used more efficiently when business applications run in a shared environment.”
Interestingly, it contradicts claims made by Greenpeace and a group of Australian researchers who had said that cloud computing does more harm to the environment.
The study conducted by Accenture took into account the carbon footprints of server, networking and storage infrastructures deployed in three different types of organization sizes – 100 users, 1,000 users and 10,000 users.
When a 100 user organization moved to the cloud, the effective carbon footprint reduction was up to 90 percent because of a shared cloud environment and no local servers.
Meanwhile, companies with 1,000 users had savings ranging from 60 percent to 90 percent. And large companies, had savings that was typically around 30 percent to 60 percent on energy consumption and carbon emissions for cloud applications. Microsoft cited one large consumer goods company that reduced carbon emissions by 32 percent by moving 50,000 email users in North America and Europe to the cloud.
Using their own data centers as an example, Microsoft said large data centers benefit from economies of scale and operational efficiencies beyond what enterprise IT departments can achieve. And when it comes to small businesses moving to the cloud, the research revealed that net energy and carbon savings can sometimes hit more than 90 percent.
Rob Bernard, Chief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft, said the increased productivity, reduced costs and lower management overhead of cloud computing and cloud products, now coupled with the environmental benefits, illustrate the true value of the cloud.
“The cloud has the ability to deliver business value for customers in an age where corporate responsibility is critical to business success,” Bernard said.
The study focused on three Microsoft apps for e-mail, content sharing and CRM and found that the cloud version of those applications can significantly reduce carbon emissions. And, while the research was conducted using Microsoft apps, the software giant added that “similar advantages can be observed across many applications and cloud service providers.”
According to the study, cloud computing enables reductions in energy use and carbon emissions by introducing dynamic provisioning, multi-tenancy, increase server utilization and data center efficiency.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Surprisingly, I am bumping with so many articles on Cloud Computing these days. However, most of them serve which have no mean for general readers. Your some of the articles are good enough to learn and to apply at many places professionaly.

    Keep it up

    Advertisements

    Cheers

    Nisha

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Why Is Apple Watch Series Selling Like Hot-Cakes!

Apple Watch, the iPhone Maker’s biggest innovation when it comes to health-tech, has been doing phenomenally well...

Google Is Dragged To Court For Spying On Employees And Firing Them!

It seems like Google is finally going to pay their dues for spying on their employees! According to a...

Exclusive: PhonePe Raises ₹5,000 Crore At A Valuation of ₹45,000 Crore

The digital payment company PhonePe has raised Rs 5,000 crore (approx $690 million) in a fresh round of funding. After the new...

Pre-Pandemic Level Job Recovery To Not Become A Reality Till 2024!

The COVID-19 pandemic led to millions of job losses all around the world. Now, while many reports suggest the global economy is...

Apple Mac Devices Are Being Affected By A New Malware Meant To Spy And Steal Information

If you are a Macbook user, then beware! There’s a new form of malware doing rounds on the internet and specifically targeting...

Decoding Slack Acquisition: A Move To Give Microsoft Taste Of Their Own Medicine?

The acquisition of Slack has left many surprised. The popular workplace messaging app Slack recently sold its business to...

In-Depth: Dprime

Will ‘TikTok By Microsoft’ Be A Winner?

For the last two years, TikTok has been in the public eye for all sorts of reasons. First, it was the exploded...

Facebook Subscription Model: Looking Beyond Ad Dollars?

Seldom do job listings create a stir this gripping. However, when the job listing in question is a stealth post from Twitter,...

Will The Online Food Delivery Market in India End Up Becoming A Two-Horse Race?

It's pretty much evident that the food delivery space in India is all set to get riled up soon enough as one...

More Articles Like This