Microsoft Cloud can save customers 93% in energy efficiency

Microsoft Cloud is 93 percent more energy efficient and 98 percent more carbon efficient when compared with on-premises datacenters, according to a report.
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This is due to Microsoft’s investments in IT efficiency from chip-to-datacenter infrastructure, as well as renewable energy.

The report prepared with WSP outlines how businesses moving from on-premises datacenters to the Microsoft Cloud can achieve sustainable innovation.

Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer, Microsoft, said the report found that cloud investments made by Microsoft in IT operational efficiency, IT equipment efficiency, datacenter infrastructure efficiency and renewable electricity were responsible for the environmental benefits.

These efficiencies translate into both energy and carbon savings for Microsoft and customers using Microsoft Cloud services.

Microsoft Cloud services achieve energy and emissions reductions in comparison with every on-premises deployment scenario assessed — Microsoft Azure Cloud Compute, Azure Storage, Exchange Online and SharePoint Online.

Schneider Electric selected Microsoft Cloud to power its cloud-based offerings. Microsoft Cloud has assisted Schneider Electric to achieve its goal of becoming a global leader in sustainable energy management, said Michael MacKenzie, vice president, EcoStruxure Technology Platform – IoT & Digital Offers, Schneider Electric.