Cloud computing has quickly become an attractive solution for businesses that want to streamline their operations, reduce costs and become more flexible.
But have you been persuaded that cloud services automatically benefit the environment? Could your desire to do your part influence your decision making process?
Sorry. Sorry about that pun.
Cloud services do offer environmental advantages over using your own servers, such as reduced energy usage and a smaller carbon footprint.
Yet you should not view cloud storage as a "green solution" without first considering its environmental impacts.
Considerations must also be given when using cloud services when selecting data centers where servers reside....