Last week I wrote about Microsoft’s Hohm energy management product announcement. Yesterday at earth2tech, Katie Fehrenbacher elaborated on the cloud computing angle, and how Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing service might change energy data storage, computing, and business models. Microsoft, Google, and others are all exploring cloud computing, for good reason:
The trend of turning to cloud computing as a more efficient way to utilize computing power will only grow, too. At the Structure 2009 conference, held by our sister site GigaOM, the CEO of content delivery network company Akamai, Peter Sagan, said that cloud computing was a much more efficient and green way to do computing, a sentiment that was echoed by executives from web companies, telecom firms and Internet infrastructure makers.