Researchers Agree: Cloud Computing Is Greenest Choice

December 15, 2010 No Comments

Data centers are notorious energy pigs. Can cloud computing be the cure? Yes, according to a growing body of research.

A new study released by Pike Research shows that if businesses were to adopt cloud computing instead of building out their own data centers, by 2020 they could cut data center energy consumption worldwide by one-third over 2010′s levels. Given that emissions from data centers worldwide is approaching the carbon dioxide emissions of the country of Argentina, that reduction is significant.

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