Content Page Introduction

The Cloud is not a power hog

What some people would suspect is not confirmed by a study of various US universities. More cloud use does not necessarily mean higher electricity costs.

The power consumption in data centers and thus also for cloud services is usually quite high. A study by Northwestern University, the University of California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Koomey Analytics now shows that certain power-saving measures are working. However, the calculations of the current energy requirements of all data centers worldwide differ widely. This is because operators in many countries do not publish figures. These forecasts for the future are even more uncertain.
Translated with (free version)