Peter judge - Is the Cloud Green?

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Peter judge - Is the Cloud Green?

  1. 1. Is the Cloud Green? Peter Judge UK Editor, eWEEK Europe Is the Cloud Green?
  2. 2. <ul><li>Cloud services are virtualised </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualisation drives efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud providers will be greener than you </li></ul><ul><li>In-house Data centres can be closed down </li></ul>The Basic Case Peter Judge UK Editor, eWEEK Europe
  3. 3. <ul><ul><ul><li>PUE measures energy efficiency </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Network traffic increases </li></ul><ul><li>Energy transmission losses </li></ul>It’s a bit more complicated Peter Judge UK Editor, eWEEK Europe
  4. 4. PUE is energy efficiency Peter Judge UK Editor, eWEEK Europe = Data Centre Power IT System Power
  5. 5. Peter Judge UK Editor, eWEEK Europe PUE is not the end of the story
  6. 6. In-House App Cloud will increase energy used in networks Peter Judge UK Editor, eWEEK Europe
  7. 7. <ul><li>CRC adds tax to power bills </li></ul><ul><li>CRC introduces accounting complexity </li></ul><ul><li>CRC applies to whoever pays the power bills </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud makes sure someone else pays the bills </li></ul>The big driver - Green Tax? Peter Judge UK Editor, eWEEK Europe
  8. 8. The UK’s Energy Gap Our nuclear capacity has reached its end of life and a significant number of coal fired stations will be decommissioned by 2015 thanks to Large Combustion Plant Directive agreements. The renewable capacity is nowhere near ready to fill the gap. The only option the country has is to reduce consumption to bridge the energy gap. Peter Judge UK Editor, eWEEK Europe
  9. 9. <ul><li>Peter Judge </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: +44 20 7087 2860 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul>www.eweekeurope.co.uk How To Contact Me

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