(*) Cloud computing is a paradigm of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualised resources are provided as a service over the Internet (Wikipedia). When IT services are outsourced to the cloud, they still leave behind an environmental footprint. Businesses and organisations should not transfer their eco-responsability. Greenethiquette provides guidelines for eco-responsability in a world of outsourced IT services.
Greenethiquette encourages IT users to commit to eco-responsibility guidelines where IT resources are delivered through outsourced services. Its objectives are :
Greenethiquette is a charter :
Independent technology-industry analyst company the451group/Tier1 Research/Uptime Institute publishes a note about Greenethiquette (access is limited to the451group customers)
The Green IT review publishes a review on Greenethiquette
The European Commission publishes the list of participants to the EU of conduct for eco-efficient data centers.
Towards an eco-efficiency label for servers ? EPA is submitiing a specification proposal
Awareness is there, but action is still lacking : this is what this Think Ecological Study highlights when analyzing Green IT practices from Internet and e-commerce players