News: Why cloud solutions are better for the environment

When starting up a company, you do not immediately think of green entrepreneurship. Yet over the years people have paid more attention to environmental awareness. As an ever-growing trend in our society, it's no surprise that entrepreneurs are gradually thinking more about ecological motives.

At CloudCom, we also find it important to consider the advantages and disadvantages of cloud solutions with a regard to the environmental and climate challenges.

Research shows that working in the cloud has a number of benefits for reducing your organisation's ecological footprint. It's even possible to reduce your corporate footprint by up to 90%, and this through a mix of elements:

  • Users can access their data from anywhere (saves on travel time, fuel, etc.).

  • Servers are used more efficiently.

  • Software applications are installed centrally instead of locally, so that lighter (i.e. more energy-efficient) user equipment can be purchased.

At CloudCom we use a state-of-the-art and reliable data center for our Hybrid and Sentry Solutions. This data center was designed and built with high energy standards and a long-term goal that will eventually work with 100% clean and renewable energy.

The data center has obtained its ISO 50001 (Energy Management) certification as well as certificates for achieving energy standards that also apply to the building complex.

What are the cloud-related environmental benefits?

These are some examples:

Only the IT resources that are needed are used

When it comes to cloud servers, you only use what you really need. With local servers, a buffer must always be provided for possible growth, which also means a greater expenditure on energy.

Data centers support responsible recycling more than local servers

Compared to local servers, data centers hold the advantage as they can guarantee responsible recycling of end-of-life materials that is done with real expertise and to the most exacting standards in the industry.

1/3 less energy required for cloud servers compared to local servers

2% of global carbon emissions result from IT related activities such as space provision and temperature control required for local server infrastructure. This is omitted with cloud servers.

The energy supply is lower than with local servers

The energy supply for hosting and managing servers is an essential concern when it comes to running profitable operations. The cost of the energy required for cloud servers is on average lower than with local servers.

A central cloud solution is also for new entities

This is not always a requirement for a new local server infrastructure, but when compared, the central cloud solution can handle all necessary expansions in a gradual, flexible and cost efficient manner.

Optimal use of physical servers provides energy benefits

The use of "virtual" servers makes it possible to use physical servers optimally (multiple virtual servers can run on 1 physical server), which brings with it an energetic advantage here too.

Would you like to know more about green energy or our cloud solutions? Let us know!