31 August 2011 14:18:57
Energy crises around the world have resulted in public outcries for massive revisions to existing policies, while technological advances such as cloud computing have shown promise for creating a more energy-efficient environment.
The cloud offers a sustainable edge to IT operations, as the service creates a shared source of servers, applications and storage facilities, Greener Computing reports. According to the source, private innovation is largely tasked with lowering the amount of enterprise energy consumption, while the U.S. Department of Energy found that 3 percent of all U.S. electricity use is devoted to data centers.
The website also asserts that the business sector at large stands to save more than $12 billion annually by 2020, as companies are expected to allocate nearly 70 percent of platform, software and infrastructure budgets to cloud services. This would reduce annual enterprise CO2 emissions by around 85 million tonnes, the source adds.
For a successful venture into cloud computing, the website recommends executives and IT departments go over vendor-policies and business budgets to create a driving strategy. Many business are expected to make the transition, as ZDNet recently published surveys purporting a 70 percent enterprise cloud adoption rate within the next three years.
-McAfee Cloud Security