What do Cloud Solutions Do?

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Are You Making Your Business More Sustainable?

Companies have been compelled to reduce electricity consumption and cut emissions as part of the race to cut carbon emissions by 2030. Although you may not realize it, in-house data centers consume a lot of energy.

According to The New York Times data centers account worldwide for 1% of global electricity consumption. This is approximately equivalent to 17,000,000 homes.

Cloud servers, on the other hand, use tailored chips and virtual machine software to dramatically reduce energy consumption. Cloud computing is estimated to reduce energy consumption by up to 90% for small businesses.

Many data stored in data centers are not being used. According to environmentalists, this inefficiency can have a negative effect on the environment. Cloud services allow us to use fewer servers for data storage and remote work.

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Therefore, it is important to reduce the number of data centers in order to combat climate change.

In-House Servers v Cloud Servers

High electricity consumption is common for companies that have their own servers. Data centers consume a lot of electricity, which is detrimental to the environment and causes companies to spend more on their utility bills.

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To keep their servers running efficiently, in-house servers also depend on other equipment. The cooling system in data centers is energy-intensive and prevents them from overheating. To ensure that servers run at their peak performance, additional fans are added.

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According to Northwestern University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, cloud computing could reduce energy consumption up to 87%.

Google funded the study so that the statistics could be exaggerated in favor of cloud service providers. However, it is clear that cloud computing is more efficient than in-house servers.

Building Data Centers

Today’s IT technology manufacturers rely on certain parts to make their products. Data servers are massive metal machines that contain many parts made of a variety of metals and minerals.

Mining is essential for metals and minerals. The metals and mining industry is the largest producer of carbon gasses. The industry produces approximately 4.5Gt CO2 annually. Moreover, the industry is still in the infant stages of converting to environmentally-friendly methods of production and transporting.

It is also necessary to dispose of the materials used in building data centers at the end their useful life. Reusing old equipment can also be costly. Businesses that have their own data centers can see a significant drop in annual revenue. The environmental costs are greater than the business benefits.

Outsourcing data storage to IT support companies that specialize in cloud solutions can help businesses implement sustainable solutions.

Cloud servers not only make data storage more efficient, but also increase the efficiency of your business.

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