Today is Earth Day, the perfect time to start thinking about your business’ impact on the environment. Housing or paying for large hardware data centers is not the most environmentally-friendly way of storing your data. Instead, learn about how the cloud is a sustainable solution for your data storage.
Fewer Machines Are Used
When you transfer your data over to the cloud, you can say goodbye to a room full of hardware. Cloud computing uses a remote server system with a much larger capacity. A cloud provider can host the same capacity as an entire data center on one server. Less energy is used on the production of these hardware systems and the power it takes to run a data system, helping the environment.
No Climate Control Needed
In a room full of machines, it can get real hot real fast. Data centers are typically carefully climate controlled, meaning a business has to spend money and energy keeping a data center at the optimal temperature to keep hardware happy. The cloud doesn’t need a climate control system.
Less Paper is Used
Since the cloud can be accessed anywhere, employees don’t have to print off documents to take home or on business trips to get work done. Instead they can log onto the cloud to access anything they need on-the-go. This saves trees being cut down and paper being wasted.
Efficiency is Easy
Large data centers have the budget and capacity to upgrade to more energy efficient systems and processes. But smaller businesses that don’t have that room can’t worry about efficiency. This means more waste is being produced. The cloud circumvents the need to upgrade to an efficient system since the cloud is already ultra-efficient.
To reduce your company’s carbon footprint and store and access data easier, consider the environmentally friendly benefits of cloud computing on Earth Day.