How Green Is Your Data?
It seems like a strange question, but consider how much energy is consumed by block chain, and in particular, Bitcoin. According to recent reports by the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance, Bitcoin consumed about 0.55% of the world’s electricity production in 2021. That’s approximately the same amount of electricity as Malaysia consumed. This is also seven times more energy than Google consumed in 2021.
IDC stated in its Revelations in the Global DataSphere report, July 2021, that “Only 10% of the Global DataSphere is unique in any given year, the rest is replicated/consumed.” A Carnegie Mellon University study concluded that the energy cost of data transfer and storage is about 7 kWh per gigabyte in the cloud, which in itself can be significantly less than that of a traditional on-premises data center.
Read more in https://www.datavirtualizationblog.com. Originally published on June 24, 2022.