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US Data centers are the new polluters | Patrick Thibadeau | NetworkWorld.com

US Data centers are the new polluters | Patrick Thibadeau | NetworkWorld.com | Eco Friendly Cloud Computing | Scoop.it

U.S. data centers are using more electricity than they need. It takes 34 power plants, each capable of generating 500 megawatts (MW) of electricity, to power all the data centers in operation today. By 2020, the nation will need another 17 similarly sized power plants to meet projected data center energy demands as economic activity becomes increasingly digital.

 

Increased electrical generation from fossil fuels means release of more carbon emissions. But this added pollution doesn't have to be, according to a new report on data center energy efficiency from the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an environmental action organization.

 

In term of national energy, data centers in total used 91 billion (kilowatts) kWh in 2013, and by 2020, will be using 139 billion kWh, a 53% increase.

 

The report argues that improved energy efficiency practices by data centers could cut energy waste by at least 40%. The problems hindering efficiency include comatose or ghost servers, which use power but don't run any workloads; overprovisioned IT resources; lack of virtualization; and procurement models that don't address energy efficiency. The typical computer server operates at no more than 12% to 18% of capacity, and as many as 30% of servers are comatose, the report states.

 

The paper tallies up the consequences of inattention and neglect on a national scale. It was assembled and reviewed with help from organizations including Microsoft, Google, Dell, Intel, The Green Grid, Uptime Institute and Facebook, which made "technical and substantial contributions."

 

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Yet another research study that emphasizes the importance of why EcoCloud360 matters. The energy utilization of our dirty data center is a staggering 91billion kWh and growing. Sign up and spread the word about EcoCloud360 and our journey towards a Carbon-free Cloud movement today!

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Home - EcoCloud360

Home - EcoCloud360 | Eco Friendly Cloud Computing | Scoop.it
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EcoCloud360 brings true Eco Friendliness to the Cloud Computing industry by building their infrastructure in 100 % Green Data Centers near the cold Arctic Circle.  Our Tier 3 Data Centers run 100%  on renewable clean hydroelectric and geothermal energy so there is a Zero Carbon footprint and allows our clients to subscribe to Microsoft's Hosted Applications and Cloud Services applications like Hosted Exchange, Sharepoint and Microsoft's CRM Dynamics applications without leaving a single carbon footprint.  Our clients can also use our Private Cloud to run their own Virtual Private Servers and Secure Cloud.  For those who are also looking to save a few pennies, we offer the lowest prices in the industry due to the lowest KwH costs in the world, so Green, Eco Friendly doesn't have to cost you more! 

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Leonardo DiCaprio Builds an Eco-Resort

Leonardo DiCaprio Builds an Eco-Resort | Eco Friendly Cloud Computing | Scoop.it
The actor has teamed up with the developer of an eco-conscious condominium in New York to build a resort in Belize.

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putting this on my to do list.

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