Cloud Computing Proven to Save Energy

Posted by tottx Tuesday, December 21, 2010 0 comments
A new report has been presented about the debate over whether cloud computing is a technology solution to run a green data center.
A survey conducted by Pike Research has shown that saving energy through cloud computing is "substantial. "
In the report entitled Cloud Computing Energy Efficiency, market survey company is stating that the adoption of cloud computing will lead to a decrease of 38 percent in data centers around the world, which will create energy savings by 2020.
As part of the adopted cloud computing scenarios, Pike Research estimates that data centers will consume as much electricity 139.8 terawatt / hours (TWh) in 2020, and will be a reduction of 31 percent from 201.8 TWh in 2010. So that was reported by PC World, on Friday (09/12/2010).
This reduction would push total spending on data center energy down from USD23.3 billion in 2010 to USD16.0 billion in 2020, and caused a decrease of 28 percent of greenhouse gas emissions during 2010.
According to Pike Research, the report shows cloud computing are able to achieve industry-leading levels of efficiency. The report highlights the fact that big companies will have the financial resources to offer the same level of efficiency in their own data centers. Pike estimated that many of the processes being handled by the datacenter today will be transferred to the cloud in 2020.
"The growth of cloud computing will have a significant positive effect on energy consumption of data centers," said senior analyst at Pike, Eric Woods.


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