Consolidation still driving Green IT initiatives
Over 20% of IT managers believe that cloud computing is a much greener alternative than on-premise infrastructure options, but 60% remain unconvinced and consider too much hype has built around the green benefits of cloud.
That’s one of the findings of a new study by hosting provider Rackspace, which polled 1,500 randomly selected customers around the globe for their opinions about Green IT.
Only 21% have put their green initiatives on hold due to the economic climate, with recycling, data centre consolidation and restricting travel showing as the most popular route to reducing carbon emission.
Three quarters have yet to calculate their organisation’s carbon footprint, however, and are unsure about how much it would cost to offset their carbon usage.
Rackspace said that 21% of sites do believe cloud computing to be a greener alternative and view it as part of their overall environmental strategy. Another third said they were moving to outsourcing hosting and cloud computing.
“Those that do understand the impact that cloud and server consolidation could have on increasing the utilisation of their infrastructure are starting to build it into their environmental strategy,” Fabio Torlini, EMEA Marketing Director at Rackspace told us. It is very positive indication of the way things are heading.