Why is Cloud Computing Green? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that in 2020, 15 percent of total global emission is from Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions? In 2011 alone, US data centers consume power twice as much as the previous year. Fortunately, cloud computing comes to the rescue. The nature of the cloud allows organizations using cloud-based solutions to reduce energy consumption.

If green IT is your thing, don't forget to check out our other post from a few months ago, entitled "Green Business Intelligence – What, How and Why?".

Some numbers

Large companies adopting the cloud can reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions by 30 percent. The better news is, small businesses even save more energy than the larger counterparts – up to 90 percent.

1,000 cloud servers cut 50 percent of carbon emissions, equaling to carbon emissions produced by 261 homes or removing 444 cars off the road or planting 5,810 trees to offset carbon footprints. The cloud will become mainstream in less than 5 years, and the contribution of cloud computing to the environment is huge – so, you can now go cloud and go green at the same time!

See how Cloud stacks up as far as sustainability benefits go. Check out the Cloud Infographic below.


Via Codero.