Moving to cloud can save Singaporean firms up to 76% in energy use: survey

Moving at least one megawatt of workload into the cloud could save a year’s worth of emission from 23,500 households.

Migrating the workload from own data centres to cloud data centres can reduce the energy usage of Singaporean firms by 76%, a survey commissioned by Amazon Web Service (AWS) found out.

The survey also found out that if just 25% of the 1,300 Singaporean firms employing more than 250 employees put one megawatt of computing workloads into the cloud, it would save the equivalent of a year's worth of emissions from 23,500 Singaporean households' electricity use.

Additionally, cloud data centres with the same workloads perform at nearly five times the energy efficiency of APAC on-premises data centres.

Tech companies are playing a significant role in APAC's economic development. As rapid digital transformation puts APAC on the cusp of becoming the world’s technology and innovation hub, governments and enterprises are realising that sustainability will determine the region’s evolution – renewable energy investments in APAC are expected to hit $1.3 trillion by 2030.

APAC is also set to become the world’s largest data centre market by 2025. Amidst ambitious targets set by governments in APAC, the call for private and public sectors to collaborate on sustainable innovation has never been stronger, with cloud being one road to success.

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