South Korea gets it.
Super fast broadband, Green IT initiatives and cloud computing (plus a dash of open source) go hand in hand. This Korea Times report, has some details on what the country has in store for the $3.38 billion plan announced by the presidential Green Growth Committee, which is expected to generate “52,000 new jobs by 2013 and reduce the country’s carbon emissions by 18 million tons of CO2.”
Developing solutions to reduce power consumption of Internet data centers (IDCs), by advancing technologies for designing servers, is also an important part of the plan. This is connected to the efforts to introduce “cloud computing” solutions, which allow individuals and organizations to store data online and operate servers via remote computers.
The government will standardize the technologies for the energy-efficient IDCs and develop cloud-computing technologies based on open-source software platforms, while testing the services in government organizations.
Policymakers will work with telecommunications operators to build a foundation for the next-generation Internet network by 2012, and also advance the networks for WiBro, a homegrown wireless technology, and upcoming fourth-generation (4G) communication services.