Consider this – if just 20 percent of the on-premises customers in the U.S. shifted to the Microsoft Cloud, it would be equivalent to avoiding the citywide emissions of a city like Seattle or Torino, Italy. That’s because today, a new study was released that found the Microsoft Cloud services are up to 93 percent more energy efficient and up to 98 percent more carbon efficient than traditional enterprise datacenters.
Across the board, and even compared to virtualized, high-end datacenters, the Microsoft Cloud is delivering big gains in energy efficiency and reductions in carbon emissions. These numbers are the result of years of work and focus to make company’s datacenters and cloud services best in class, and that includes substantial investments in sustainability.
Microsoft is focussing on the measure to continue and manage the environmental impact of its cloud service offerings. Additionally, it is also paying attention to its operating datacenters more efficiently for business, customers and the planet. Microsoft believes that company’s datacenters powering the Microsoft Cloud will provide the high availability, resiliency and security customers need, and the energy efficiency and carbon savings they want. As a leading cloud provider, it is ambitious that the decision to increase efficiency and reduce emissions will have a positive global impact.
This is an interesting update in the ongoing discussion around cloud, and encourage you to pull more information from the release and/or the blog post.
To download full report refer to the link- Carbon Benefits of Cloud Computing – A Study on the Microsoft Cloud
- “This study confirms that shifting to more efficient cloud-based infrastructure offers substantial energy and emission savings compared to conventional ‘in-house’ data center operations,” – Jonathan Koomey, Lecturer in Earth Systems, Stanford University
- “Schneider Electric chose the Microsoft Cloud to power our numerous cloud-based offerings, and it has helped us achieve our goal of becoming a global leader in sustainable energy management,” – Michael MacKenzie, vice president, EcoStruxure Technology Platform – IoT & Digital Offers, Schneider Electric.
- “The fact that Microsoft shares our sustainability values and focus on decreasing environmental impact makes the company a natural partner for us,” – Michael MacKenzie, vice president, EcoStruxure Technology Platform – IoT & Digital Offers, Schneider Electric.
- “When organizations choose low-carbon cloud computing, they are taking an important step forward on sustainability…sustainable digital transformation, powered by a cleaner cloud, enables the creation of a sustainable and thriving economy that works for people and planet in the long term,” – Lance Pierce, president of CDP North America.
- “The world is producing more data than ever, making our infrastructure decisions about how to power this digital transformation incredibly important. Today’s report confirms what we’ve long believed — that investing in sustainability is good for business, good for customers and good for the planet.” – Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer, Microsoft
These numbers are the result of years of work and focus to make our datacenters and cloud services best in class, and that includes substantial investments in sustainability.