David Mytton

Spectrum of transparency

Published in Environment.

More rigorous transparency regulations for negative externalities to force companies to measure, and reduce.

Spectrum of transparency

Fighting over who has the greenest public cloud

Published in Cloud, Data Center Energy, Environment.

Public cloud price wars have ended, and a new battle over who is the greenest has begun.

Fighting over who has the greenest public cloud

How much energy will 5G consume?

Published 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?

How much energy will 5G consume?

Barriers for startups tackling data center energy consumption

Published 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.

Barriers for startups tackling data center energy consumption

Comparing web development: 2009 vs 2020

Published 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?

Comparing web development: 2009 vs 2020

Assessing the suitability of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol for calculation of emissions from public cloud computing workloads

Published in Academic Papers, Cloud, Data Center Energy, Environment.

A copy of my paper published in the open-access Journal of Cloud Computing.

Assessing the suitability of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol for calculation of emissions from public cloud computing workloads

Dead references

Published 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?

Dead references

Hiding greenhouse gas emissions in the cloud

Published 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.

Hiding greenhouse gas emissions in the cloud

Keep a copy

Published 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.

Keep a copy

How much water do data centers use?

Published in Cloud, Data Center Energy, Data Center Water, Environment, IT Energy.

US data centers are expected to use 660 billion litres of water in 2020. In 2018, Google consumed 15.79bn litres and Microsoft 3.61bn litres, primarily for their data centers. What is this used for and how does it impact the environment?

How much water do data centers use?
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