云计算可减少一半碳排放

  • 来源:移动labs大云开发者社区
  •  2014-09-29
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一项研究显示,如果公司使用云计算的数据存储功能,就会发现碳排放减少了一半之多。

由伦敦发起的碳排放披露项目对英国和法国的业务运作进行了评估,发现大型IT公司使用新技术可在十年内大大降低碳排放。

有人预测,未来几年云平台的使用将会翻三倍。

研究显示,大多数英国大型蓝筹股公司都计划在2020年前将云使用率由原来的10%增到70%。

研究还指出,这些公司会节省数百万甚至数十亿英镑的成本。

这主要由于硬件和服务器位置遥远,要进行远程管理,所以云操作减少了硬件和服务器的投资。

云计算允许公司购买少量硬件、使用别处的服务器来存储、管理和处理数据,由此来降低成本。除此之外,能源价格降低也是每年能量总节省可达12亿美元的主要原因。

不止这些,云计算还简化了贸易过程和数据存储,节省了终端用户消耗的时间。

花旗集团的Paul Stemmler说:“减少碳排放只是迁移到云的一个因素,但并不是主要因素,主要因素是未来的市场趋势。”开发者惯于用45天得到新服务器,但在内部云架构中,我们只需几分钟就可以运行我们的私人网络。”

大型媒体机构Trinity Group近期宣布,在不久的将来,他们也会使用云计算的核心功能。

Companies could see a 50 per cent reduction in their carbon footprint if they utilise the data storage capabilities of cloud computing, says a new study.

The London-based Carbon Disclosure Project assessed business function in both the UK and France and found that large IT firms could drastically cut their carbon emissions in less than ten years by using the new technology.

It is predicted that use of cloud platforms could triple in the next couple of years.

The research shows that the majority of large blue-chip UK companies are planning to increase their usage of the cloud from 10 per cent up to an incredible 70 per cent by 2020.

It is also noted that these companies could also make significant cost savings running into millions, if not billions, of pounds.

This is largely due to the fact that cloud operations cut down on the expense of having to invest in hardware and servers as they are located and managed remotely.

Cloud computing allows companies to reduce costs by buying less hardware and using servers located elsewhere to store, manage and process data. But a reduction in energy prices is also a major factor with the study saying that the total energy savings could top £1.2 billion per year.

But not only this, cloud computing makes the process of trading and data storage a simpler and less time consuming task for the end user.

"Carbon reduction is one driver, but not the primary driver," Citigroup's Paul Stemmler said. "The primary driver is time to market. Developers used to take 45 days to get new servers, but in the internal cloud infrastructure that we operate in our own private network, it takes just a couple of minutes."

Large media organisation Trinity Group recently announced that it will be embracing cloud computing in its core functions in the near future.

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