Sustainable Computing

Greenpeace Was Wrong: The Cloud is Good for the Environment


Cloud computing efficiency helps data centers reduce energy consumption across the United States, according to the new U.S. Data Center Energy Usage Report. The long and the short of it is data centers’ electricity usage increased by only 4 percent from 2010 to 2014. This is a substantial improvement over the 24 percent uptick from […]

Is Your Cloud Green Enough? That’s the Wrong Question


The environment activist group Greenpeace recently ranked cloud providers’ level of green, or environmentally positive, operations. Google got a grade of B for energy efficiency, while Amazon Web Services got a D. Give it a rest! This dumb green argument has gone on since cloud providers started building data centers. The outcry was for them […]