If compared with the electricity demand of countries, the cloud would rank 6th in the world!

Submitted by: The Two Sides Team 09/11/2015

Based on the estimates contained in the SMARTer 2020 analysis, the aggregate electricity demand of the cloud (including data centres and networks, but not devices) in 2011 was 684 billion kWh. If compared with the electricity demand of countries in the same year, the cloud would rank 6th in the world, with demand expected to increase 63% by 2020.


Fuente: Greenpeace, Clicking Clean: How Companies are Creating the Green Internet, April 2014