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Lost in Transport: Why Cloud Isn’t Always the Greenest Option

Oct 11, 2010 |

Recent research from the University of Melbourne indicates that in many cases, the cloud is not the “greenest” option due to data transfer energy consumption. The authors argue that prior studies have over looked transfer in their findings.

The Coming ‘C’ Change in Datacenters

Jun 15, 2010 |

The good folks at the Uptime Institute estimate that datacenter CO2 emissions will quadruple between 2010 and 2020; also that annual global datacenter CO2 emissions are already on par with the CO2 emissions of the airline industry, or even entire countries. Maybe we should put datacenters in airplanes and keep all the CO2 flying around.