Green IT (Eco responsible and SaaS)
SaaS can be considered as an element for development of environmentally responsible companies. In fact, it uses less server for more service and better performance.
Most application servers used by businesses are underutilized. Concentration of applications on shared servers with application service providers optimizes server utilization and thereby significantly reduce energy use and thus reduce the carbon footprint of infrastructure computer.
|Moreover, users do not need super-powered workstations and energy consumers to access SaaS applications. In SaaS, the job does not store data and does not perform complex tasks, the latter being carried out on shared servers the data center.|
The access can be done from terminals or computers quite old and featuring with little power. They operate with a processor with low dispersion and thermal usally are diskless.
The total cost of ownership and management is therefore reduced since the material is:
|Having a reduced configuration to an absolute minimum, easier and cheaper to recycle at the end of life than a traditional PC,
Resulting in fewer interventions of maintenance technicians and spare parts because they are much less prone to breakdown compared to PCs,
Requiring no software installation on the workstations, thus preventing the spread of installation media (CD-rom, packaging, ...) which represent quantities of heterogeneous materials for recycling (plastic, paper ...).
Given the use of SaaS applications, traditional computers are less rapidly obsolete. This point is fundamental because change computers every two years because he no longer supports the size of new applications are not the most eco-responsible. For the record, the manufacture of a computer requires 240 kg of fossil fuel, 1.8 tons of materials, 22 kg of chemicals and 1,500 liters of water. And all this by rejecting 940 kg of CO2!
|For all these reasons, the use of SaaS will lower energy costs and recycling costs of workstations users.|