Why Cloud Hosted Library Software is the More Sustainable Choice

More and more libraries are using this technology to improve their processes, reduce costs, and become more sustainable in the long run. Read more about why cloud hosted library software is the more sustainable choice—for your library and the planet!

Written by Penny Bailey, 2022

Customers consume 77% fewer servers, 84% less power and reduce carbon emissions by 88% by using the cloud.”


Why are hosted library systems greener than in-house set-ups? A server’s carbon footprint is determined by the amount of water and energy consumed, as well as the frequency of equipment upgrade. Mission Cloud Services offers an explanation of how data centres can reduce their carbon footprint:
1. Better Infrastructure: cloud data centers are typically located closer to the facilities that power them to prevent large losses during the process of transmitting electrical energy over long distances.
2. Higher Utilization Rate: cloud servers tend to be 2 to 4 times more efficient than your orgnisation’s servers because they are rarely idle. Processing capacity and space are highly utilised.
3. Hardware Refresh Speed: hardware is more up to date and energy efficient.
4. Reduced Electricity Use: cloud computing data centers use less wattage to provide back-up power and coaoling for their data centers due to superior hardware setup.
5. Reduction in Climate Impact: data centers are designed at scale and built for efficient energy and more commonly use renewable energy sources.

Reduce emissions from travelling and storage

Cloud hosted library software provides some more advantages, including that it reduces the emissions from travelling. This is due to the fact that you and your users can access the software from anywhere with an internet connection. Cloud hosted library software readily supports home, office and hybrid working.
Also, keep in mind that storage space is not an issue. Because all of your data is stored off-site, you won’t need to be concerned about using valuable resources like electricity and water to keep it safe. Additionally, you can access your data from anywhere you have an internet connection, so you don’t need to be tied to a specific location. And remember, your provider can easily increase storage by simply asking their data center provider.

5 reasons to switch to web hosted library software today

As well as being more environmentally friendly, here are 5 more reasons to switch to cloud hosted library software today:
1. It’s quick to set-up. Cloud hosted library software doesn’t require any physical hardware, which means there’s no manufacturing or shipping involved.
2. It’s more efficient. Web hosted library software runs on remote servers, so it doesn’t tie up your local resources. Backups and updates are run automatically for you.
3. It’s more reliable. With cloud hosted library software, you don’t have to worry about losing data if your computer crashes because it’s all stored remotely on mirrored servers with 99.7% guaranteed server uptime.
4. It’s very secure. Our data centre providers hold ISO 27001 in information security and Bailey Solutions complies with UK and EU data protection laws.
5. It’s powerful. Enjoy the combination of SQL Server and optimal performing servers.


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