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4 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Cloud Computing

MUNCIE, IN NEWS– Startup companies are typically operating within tight budgets and sparingly have wiggle room to test the waters when it comes to software, hardware or other aspects of technology. But thanks to cloud computing, your new business can have access to enterprise-quality technology, minus the hefty expenditures that can implode your budget.

While streamlined disaster recovery is at the forefront of benefits when discussing cloud computing, startups must also consider the positive effect on the environment before making the shift.

Cloud computing facilitates the reduction of your carbon footprint in the atmosphere, making you a more environmentally-friendly organization. With the implementation of cloud computing comes improvements in infrastructure efficiency and a decreased need for IT support.

Increased Infrastructure Efficiency

Unlike most IT managers who must take a conservative approach with infrastructure planning, cloud providers operate much more efficiently. Because overestimating server capacity can be rather costly, providers have sophisticated tools and resources on hand to make adjustments as often as needed so the servers can run more efficiently. In addition, cloud computing systems grant access to multiple users across several companies using a lone infrastructure. The lower the number of servers in use, the lower the carbon emissions.

Tailored Hardware Selection

Hardware manufacturing, distribution and disposal have a negative environmental impact that is derived from the energy used during each of these phases. Fortunately, cloud providers collaborate with suppliers to ensure the servers or any other equipment purchased is tailored to fit their needs and will run in the most efficient manner possible, according to Accenture.

Balanced Server Load

For companies willing to go the extra mile to lower carbon emissions, a cloud computing system that balances server load, such as Stratus, is worth considering. Stratus allows end users to customize cloud computing purchases based on cost, greenhouse gas emissions and network delays to best suit their needs, states Phys.org. So if drastically reducing carbon emissions is at the top of your priority list, the server load uses algorithms to grant your company’s wishes.

Unlimited Storage Capabilities

Cloud storage enables end users within your company to safely access important documents from anywhere with an Internet connection. Another hidden benefit is that electronic access equates to a diminished need for hard copies for meetings, group projects or presentations, which helps save trees. Plus, storage space is finite and you never have to worry about losing files as a result of physical damages or system outages because files are automatically backed up.

If you would like to implement a cloud storage program in your startup but are unsure as to which provider to pick, Top 10 Cloud Storage is a great resource to compare cloud providers for businesses.

It’s not uncommon for cloud computing providers to allocate a hefty sum of funds to their internal IT departments to ensure their services are running up to par. Continuous improvement is also a primary objective, which equates to cost-savings for you from a computing perspective as they focus on efficiency and your company reaps the benefits of a diminished carbon footprint.

Todd Smekens

Journalist, consultant, publisher, and servant-leader with a passion for truth-seeking. Enjoy motorcycling, meditation, and spending quality time with my daughter and rescue hound. Spiritually-centered first and foremost. Lived in multiple states within the USA and frequent traveler to the mountains.
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