How Cloud can make your business green
The Guardian recently reported that cloud computing can reduce your carbon emissions by 50% and other recent statistics have shown that it can save small businesses energy cost by around 90%… they are pretty staggering figures right?
At a time when energy costs are soaring through the roof, the prospect of reducing these costs whilst also having a more positive effect on the environment is enticing for business owners. Being classed as a ‘green business’ is currently a popular trend, with many big names competing to get on the Sunday Times’ Top Green Companies list.
A report called the Carbon Disclosure Project calculated that large UK companies could achieve annual energy savings of £1.2 billion if they move to cloud computing. This just highlights the significant savings that can be made when making the switch to a more efficient system.
The report which was conducted by independent firm Verdantix and sponsored by AT&T said that large companies plan to accelerate their adoption of cloud computing from 10% to 69% of their IT spending by 2020.
The savings predominantly come from the virtual servers of a cloud system which are in place of the old physical servers linked to a custom IT system. One of the key benefits is that the customer can precisely refine what IT they require, meaning they will produce less waste and redundant capacity. The servers are more fully utilised so they are running at their optimum more frequently and are therefore more efficient that most in-house servers.
The simplicity of the equation is that cloud computing means you use less energy, which means you create less CO₂, which makes your business greener.
Cloud = less energy = less CO₂ = GREEN BUSINESS
As well as the green savings in terms of both energy and cost, cloud computing also makes sense when it comes to savings on capital outlay on equipment, software and IT upgrades.
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Posted on November 15, 2011, in Cloud Computing, Cloudmetix, Hosting, Network Solutions and tagged carbon friendly, Cloud Computing, cloud computing Coventry, cloud computing West Midlands, Cloudmetix, emmissions, energy, energy saving, green business, reduce CO2, virtual server. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.