November 16, 2020 in Data Center Energy, Environment, IT Energy.
It is obvious that Zoom is better for the environment than flying but what about vs driving an EV or public transport? The problem is we can’t be sure.
October 19, 2020 in Environment.
More rigorous transparency regulations for negative externalities to force companies to measure, and reduce.
September 25, 2020 in Cloud, Data Center Energy, Environment.
Public cloud price wars have ended, and a new battle over who is the greenest has begun.
September 18, 2020 in Environment, IT Energy.
5G networks have larger antennas, larger bandwidths, and higher base station density. This means up to x3 more energy consumption. How can the industry expect x20 more energy efficiency by 2030?
September 3, 2020 in Data Center Energy, IT Energy, Startups.
There is scope to start something tackling the problem of data center energy consumption. However, there are significant challenges: how to measure the problem, the uncertainty around the current situation, and the limited number of growth buyers.
August 19, 2020 in Product Engineering.
Although writing the code itself is the same, 2020 is a different world compared to 2009. Cloud. Databases. IDEs. How far have we come?
August 9, 2020 in Academic Papers, Cloud, Data Center Energy, Environment.
A copy of my paper published in the open-access Journal of Cloud Computing.
July 20, 2020 in Writing.
In researching and reading academic papers, even those published this year, I have encountered a major problem: dead references. What can we do about it?
July 13, 2020 in Academic Papers, Cloud, Data Center Energy, Environment, IT Energy.
The scientific journal, Nature Climate Change, has published a paper I’ve written about how moving to the cloud can result in greenhouse gas emissions being hidden.
July 2, 2020 in Privacy, Product Engineering.
The world has moved to a rental model – access is cheaper and content available on demand. But what happens to your data when you get locked out, stop paying or the service goes down? Better to keep a copy and work locally.