Thursday, January 07, 2010

Wake up call, cloud is not green.

In 2008 I mentioned multiple times the issue with virtualization , cloud computing and the false impression that it help save the planet.

Almost a year and a half later ,  some people start to realize that standardization and automation doesn't reduce the energetic impact of IT  but accelerate the consumption of IT products by making them more easily accessible. As a consequence this acceleration drive up the energetic demands.

 Micro, vs macro, efficiency vs sufficiency quite often people are too quick to jump to the conclusion without having real facts to support it.