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A blueprint for greener cloud computing

US data centres consumed about 90 billion kilowatts of electricity in one year, which is roughly twice  NYC's electricity consumption.

US data centres consumed about 90 billion kilowatts of electricity in one year, which is roughly twice NYC’s electricity consumption.

If you’ve logged onto Facebook or watched Netflix, you’ve experienced the benefit of cloud computing. If you’ve used Dropbox or Adobe’s Creative Suite, you’ve seen how cloud computing is triggering change in the workplace.

Yet while cloud computing transforms how we live and work, it’s carbon footprint expands. In the original Pursuit article, A blueprint for greener cloud computing, Professor Rajkumar Buyya outlines how we can develop a greener version of cloud computing and reduce our carbon footprint.

Pursuit places the latest in cutting-edge research and expert commentary, by the University of Melbourne’s world-leading experts, all at your fingertips. 

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