27 Jul '11, 12am

Why Cloud Computing Will Save Huge Amounts of Energy

Why Cloud Computing Will Save Huge Amounts of Energy

Why Cloud Computing Will Save Huge Amounts of Energy Tuesday, 26 July 2011 Climate Progress Tweet JR: I read this story, “Cloud computing could lead to billions in energy savings ,” which cites multiple studies. It intrigued me enough to ask for a response from Jon Koomey, Consulting Professor at Stanford and a leading expert on the energy impact of electronics and the internet. Here’s his response (reposted from his blog ). – by Jon Koomey There have been a few recent analyses showing that cloud computing has significant efficiency and cost advantages. The most recent one with which I am directly familiar was conducted by Jon Taylor’s team at WSP Environment & Energy for Salesforce.com , and it showed per-transaction emissions reductions averaging 95 percent for companies that shift to using the cloud. I can think of four reasons why cloud computing is (with few exception...

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