Jul 25 2013

Data Burns Electrical Energy - Too Much Data Burns More

Posted by Mike Brunt at 5:44 PM Web Servers | .NET | DataBase | CloudComputing | Languages | Caching | Greening The Web | Java-JVM | ColdFusion

This article in Scientific American confirms a suspicion I have had for some time based on the reports I get back whilst running load-tests, which I do often.  As I already created a blog post there on some of the things I am observing, I won't repeat that again, I can however say that it is getting worse hence our emerging ecoSoft initiative.

Here is an excerpt from the Scientific American article and a link to it..."Citing data on projected energy use increases for telecom's and Internet service providers, Recupero says the world's data centers will consume 19 percent more energy in 2013 than they did a year ago."  That is 19% increase in just 12 months.