Google says that Clouds are green

Google says that it has calculated the actual energy efficiency and energy savings that organisations switching to and adopting Google Cloud services and applications, achieve.

Google said: ‘Our results show that a typical organization can achieve energy savings of about 65-85% by migrating to Google Apps’

In a case study, done by Google, Google says: ‘Thats what happened at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), which recently switched its 17,000 users to Google Apps for Government. We found that the GSA was able to reduce server energy consumption by nearly 90% and carbon emissions by 85%. That means the GSA will save an estimated $285,000 annually on energy costs alone, a 93% cost reduction’

Bottom line, according to Google, Organisations that adopt cloud services can achieve drastic energy savings.