One significant benefit of cloud hosting services is the reduced energy consumption. As a recent post from Pike Research points out, outsourcing data centers leads to savings on manpower, money, and energy. Clouds are less expensive to operate, consume less energy, and have higher utilization rates than traditional data centers.
This post summarizes a recent report from Pike Research, a market research and consulting firm that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The report, “Cloud Computing Energy Efficiency," gives an in-depth analysis of the energy efficiency benefits of cloud computing.
According to the report, growth in the cloud computing market will have a substantial impact on energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, Pike Research forecasts that continued adoption of cloud computing will lead to a reduction of data center energy consumption of 31 percent from 2010 to 2020.
The post goes on to state that the transition to the cloud will continue to accelerate:
"Furthermore, it’s important to note that the spread of cloud computing services is helping to create a virtuous circle, wherein suppliers of servers, network equipment, disk drives, and cooling and power equipment increasingly design their products to suit the needs of large cloud operators, leading to improved operating margins through better use of electricity, and in turn to more adoption."
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