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Use Cloud Computing to Offset Carbon Footprint from On-prem and Local Workstations.

The carbon emissions savings of a VDI deployment can be significant and have the potential to massively reduce the environmental impact of your business.
With the potential for carbon taxing and trading coming in the future, a VDI deployment could go a long way towards making your business greener and more efficient. Leverage this with a transition from on-prem to a hyperscale hosted cloud environment.

Ditch the Legacy End-User Devices

Adopting a thin-client approach — in which the computing power is performed centrally in the cloud, such as with Chromebooks — reduces reliance on the device for performance, enabling a more efficient and less energy-intensive way of working.

We firmly believe that work is something you do, not somewhere you go. By embracing this kind of approach — underpinned by the cloud and in tandem with light, energy-efficient devices — you can reduce your carbon footprint, while benefiting from happier staff and improved productivity.

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Remove 66.7 Tonnes of CO2 Emissions Every Year

We can see from calculations that if we deploy VDI for 1000 desktop users, we can potentially save 66.7 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year.

How Much is 66.7 Tonnes of Carbon?

66.7 tonnes saving is equivalent to 538,000km travelled. Or, if we take an average use of 20,000km/year for a typical car user, it’s equivalent to removing nearly 27 vehicles from our roads.

Reducing the Energy Needed to Host, Manage and Maintain

A virtual desktop environment dramatically reduces the amount of energy needed to host, manage and maintain the IT infrastructure. This time and money can now be ploughed into on-going development of the services delivered and the quality of service that supports these.