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The Myth Of The Green Datacenter

The Myth Of The Green Datacenter | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Here's the reality when it comes to datacenter energy consumption: If the cloud industry were a country, according to a recent study, it would be the fifth largest energy consumer in the world.

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Nevertheless, it cites calculations that wireless networks connecting users with the cloud services consume the equivalent energy in 1 pound of coal to transport 1 GB ...........

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Can cloud computing stay green?

Can cloud computing stay green? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
We spoke to the founder and CEO of server specialist Iceotope to find out if sustainability and the environment really can go hand-in-hand with cloud computing.
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With the .... trend involving such huge consumption of power and data, is this fundamentally incompatible with 'greenness'?

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Going Green: The Eco-Friendly Aspect of Cloud Computing

Going Green: The Eco-Friendly Aspect of Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
When MSPs list the benefits of cloud computing to their clients, there's one that probably doesn't get the attention it deserves: the eco-friendly aspect of the cloud.
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Not only is it a way for businesses to make drastic changes in the preservation of our planet; it’s a good way for them to improve their public image.

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What is Cloud Computing? An Awesome Answer In 78 Seconds [Video]

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Using The Knapsack Problem To Cut The Carbon Cost Of The Cloud

Using The Knapsack Problem To Cut The Carbon Cost Of The Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

... the cloud is completely understandable, and it's one of few areas in climate where the emissions costs are also. And because it is quantifiable it can benefit from combinatorial optimization. the famous rucksack problem where a traveller has to try and fit everything in without leaving anything behind.

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.... environmental critics are part of the 'nobody understands the cloud' masses .....

 

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Cloud Computing Could Do More to Save the Planet Than Electric Cars

Cloud Computing Could Do More to Save the Planet Than Electric Cars | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Many will tell you that we can save the planet by switching from gas-guzzling automobiles to electric cars. But Zack Rosen says there’s a better way. He’ll tell you the impact would be greater if we just switched from virtual machines to Linux containers. Virtual machines are those things that let anyone run software on…
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‘I think you can say—with an absolute straight face—that the containerization of software applications in the age of the cloud will save more CO2 emissions than electric cars.’

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Why Cloud Computing & Green Manufacturing Are Good for Your Business and the Environment

Why Cloud Computing & Green Manufacturing Are Good for Your Business and the Environment | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Why Just Be Lean When You Can Be Green, Too? Cloud Computing and Green Manufacturing are good for Business!
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