Datacenter Efficiency and Carbon Footprint: The New Battleground for Cloud Providers in Europe

Datacenter Efficiency and Carbon Footprint: The New Battleground for Cloud Providers in Europe

  • August 2020 •
  • 11 pages •
  • Report ID: 5954993 •
  • Format: PDF
This IDC Market Perspective examines the sustainability and environmental strategies of cloud providers in Europe as related to the efficiency of their datacenters. From an environmental perspective, this document highlights the benefits and drawbacks of the approaches employed by Europe's most significant cloud providers, as well as their sustainability goals, initiatives, and commitments in 2020 and beyond."Our habits and cultures are transforming our environment and climate. In the last decade, we have seen floods, tsunamis, and many other catastrophic crises across the planet, giving rise to a new and unknown future not only for humans, but for all life on Earth. Fortunately, people and IT corporations are moving from words to deeds by enacting sustainability and environmental plans aiming to reduce general waste, CO2 emissions, and overall carbon footprints." -- Multicloud Research Analyst Filippo Vanara, IDC EMEA