Cloud Computing Could Cut Data Center Energy Costs by 38 Percent

The efficiencies provided by cloud computing could reduce global data center

energy costs by up to 38 percent by 2020, analysts say.

According to a new report from Pike Research, the energy efficiency benefits of cloud

computing are substantial, and growth in the market will have important

implications for both energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The clean tech market intelligence firm forecasts that the adoption of cloud

computing will lead to a 38 percent reduction in worldwide data center energy

expenditures by 2020, compared with a business as usual (BAU) scenario for data

center capacity growth.

“The growth of cloud computing will have a very significant positive effect

on data center energy consumption,” said Pike Research senior analyst Eric

Woods, in a statement. “Few, if any, clean technologies have the

capability to reduce energy expenditures and GHG production with so little

business disruption. Software as a service, infrastructure as a service

and platform as a service are all inherently more efficient models than

conventional alternatives, and their adoption will be one of the largest

contributing factors to the greening of enterprise IT.”

For more, read the eWeek article: Cloud Computing Could Reduce Data Center Energy Spending by 38% by 2020.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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