The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week.
Cloud Computing Saves Energy and Here’s the Data to Show It
Since the beginning, cloud has promised efficiencies. What a recent study from Lawrence Berkeley Lab, funded by Google, showed, however, was that the cloud is actually green, too, saving power and energy compared to legacy solutions. In this GigaOm article, Katie Fehrenbacher details the findings that say moving email, CRM, word processing and spreadsheets to the cloud saves enough energy annually to power L.A. for a year. Fehrenbacher cites the energy efficiency coming from the fact datacenters hosting clouds are as a rule more efficient and run more efficient servers than IT infrastructure used at home companies.
Will Cloud Computing Kill the Server Market?
This second article, this time by Michael Kanellos at Forbes, looks at the same Lawrence Berkely Lab report, funded by Google, but explores the impact on the server market due to cloud adoption. In this article Kanellos cites the reduction in the amount of hardware required to run the country’s email servers reduces from 3.5 million servers to 47,700 servers. That’s a 98.6 percent reduction.
10 Cloud Computing Game Changers
Taking a high level look at the cloud industry as a whole, in this Cloud Times article Xath Cruz cites the top 10 cloud computing game changers, and why. Included on the list are Nebula, RightScale, Salesforce, VMware and Citrix. Find out why these ten were chosen, and how the future outlook appears as things continue to change and evolve rapidly in the industry.