is more environmentally friendly. I believe it is a greener solution than the widely used client-server model. There isn’t an official means to prove this, yet there is evidence to support it, such as this study done by Microsoft and Accenture.
Most companies with large data-centers have been reducing the number of physical servers in favor of virtualization. It saves them money. Virtualization allows for the consolidation of OS (operating system) instances and fewer physical machines. Fewer physical machines require less cooling and power therefore reducing carbon dioxide emissions and conserving energy.
Companies moving to the Cloud also reduce the number of servers they are required to maintain. Less servers = less power. Less power = less energy is required to the run business.
Cloud Computing allows for more universal access to data. Employers and employees can access their data from almost anywhere. Traveling to the office becomes less frequent. Some workers may work from home exclusively. That means there are less cars on the road and less CO2 emissions. To take it a step further some companies may choose to reduce the amount of office space they occupy and opt for office sharing.
With the potential of less office space used, less cars on the road and the elimination of physical servers you can see why I believe that Cloud Computing is greener. If stewarding this beautiful planet matters to you, like it does to us, then take a serious look at Cloud Computing technologies for your business. Please contact us for a FREE evaluation to see if your business can take advantage of greener computing.