EU wants to make cloud and office servers greener

European Commission officials are considering whether to regulate to enforce energy efficiency standards on enterprise servers, infrastructure vital for cloud computing.

But that decision will have to be balanced against the demands of the Commission’s own strategy to boost and speed up the use of cloud computing, as part of a wider digital investment push to help get Europe’s economy moving again.

That strategy sets out actions that, the Commission claims, will deliver a net gain of 2.5 million new European jobs. The 2012 plan should also bring an annual boost of €160 billion to the European Union GDP (about 1%), by 2020.

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Source: Euractiv

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